Worm Moon in the Lighthouse

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This March Full Moon, well known as “Worm Moon”, for signaling the coming of spring in the northern hemisphere, was captured near the top of Cape Espichel lighthouse. Opened in 1790, in 1865 was powered by olive oil, changing to fuel in 1886, when its light began to be fueled by glowing vapor of oil, much later in 1926 by electricity. Measures 32 meters high and lies at an altitude of 168m above the see level. Presently, its luminous range is 42 nautical miles, about 67 km.

Canon 50D – Two combined exposures taken at approximately the same time. ISO 1000; 1/4 sec plus ISo 640; 1/80 sec with an ED80 APO refractor Astro Professional 560mm at f/7 in 16/03/2014 at 20:22. Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra, Portugal.

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