I have to preface this post by saying these photos are 100% real! I say that because once you see the large photo of the moon, you might find it unbelievable. When I saw that last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Out of This World“, I knew this was the photo I had to use.
A few years ago, when I was in Hawaii, my family and I went on a tour up to the top of Mauna Kea to see the sunset. On the way down, we stopped halfway for stargazing. The tour company set up a high powered telescope and told us about the constellations and Hawaiian folklore having to do with the stars. At one point we were looking at the moon and my brother had the brilliant idea to try to take a photo with his phone through the telescope lens and it worked!
Isn’t this photo amazing?! I can’t believe that the photo came out this clear just by using an iPhone up against a telescope lens. I don’t really know much at all about astronomy, but it’s so cool to see the craters and the dark spots on the moon as well. And the fact that we can see it because the sun is shining on it is pretty awesome too.
Here’s what the moon looked like to the naked eye that night.
Obviously the moon is literally out of this world, but this photo just blows me away too and is figuratively out of this world!