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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

 

To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

 
Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web
 
 

The Moon: Near and Far

 

The Moon: Near and Far

 Link to Hong Kong Space Museum

 

The Moon goes around the Earth in an elliptic orbit, at a variable distance from the Earth. It appears bigger when it is closer to us and smaller when it is farther away. The two photos of the Moon were taken 14 days apart, when the Moon was located around the apogee and perigee respectively.

 

Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>