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Crossroads (September 18-26, 2010)

Peeter Sepping

Memory Field

John E Schwarzell

Crossroads in the Sky Above Point Dume

Point Dume, Malibu, California, USA

Sep 24, 2010 6:45-7:45pm PT

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"Crossroads in the Sky" - above Point Dume, CA

For the WWP Equinox event Crossroads I looked again to the heavens at one special time of year when the Moon and Sun take their corners and fight to claim the sky. Naturally they tend towards their own dominions and the Sun gives up the night to the light of the Moon to watch over the Earth all through the night. Night and day the Moon chases the Sun, and sometimes it catches up and we have an eclipse, and they truly seem to cross paths. Today they are diametrically opposed in space and time from Earth's perspective; taking their posts to watch in turn over the Earth. In reality, the equinox is simply two times of year when the Sun appears to be directly over head at a point on the equator, and when equally distant points from the equator in each hemisphere experience the same length of day and night.

Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 34° 0' 4.75" N
Long: 118° 48' 31.03" W

Elevation: 150 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Equipment

One bent Bogen tripod, a cracked 8mm Sigma, D200, cable release, a defunct Kaidan QuickPan IV, some elbow grease, a flashlight, a parking fee and lots of O2! Also a separate moon shot was made from another vantage prior to the pano as I had failed the day earlier on a shot, and the Moon was set to rise after 7:45 pm above the eastern peak (7:21 pm moonrise) and at that time the sky would be so black the shot wouldn't work.

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