A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Any astrophotographers in the house?

I was looking at some pictures I've taken of the moon and something is mystifying me. If you take a picture of an egg or a shere with the light coming from inline with you (like a ring flash or the flash really close to straight on) you will get something called the limbic effect, where the light reflects back at you falls off as you get closed to the edge of the egg or the sphere. So it bright in the middle and darker on the edges. But the moon seems to have a consistant brightness reflected back across the whole surface. Why is the limbic effect not noticable with a full moon?

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