It looks like another planet and I can only assume it is something with my camera but out of ten or more photos this is the only one like this. Any ideas?
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I thought it was the moon in her photo too. But it's a bright star called "Regulus" visible last night and tonight.
Great ! I will look for it tonight. How exciting. Regulus is huge - bigger than the Sun according to the site I viewed it on.
The moon is the bright light; flash glare maybe but the one in question I see is about 2 inches down and an inch from the right. Faded but very visible to me.
It would be wonderful if it was! Thanks.
I have the correct answer now. I thought that was the moon in your photo when I first answered. But I realize now that it's a bright star known as "Regulus" visible August 6th and 7th near Jupiter and Mercury low in the western horizon. Google it.
Ahh! That explains it, Glenn. I was so puzzled over that photo. Thanks.
No Bob I have picked this up in many of my moon photos even when it is not blue and it looks so like a planet but I just wonder why it only showed up in a couple of photos and not all. It is below and to the right of the moon which is the bright one.
No, the bright is the moon, it is the faint circle to the right I question.
I don't see any faint circle...
Here's a link to explain this: http://www.space.com/30193-mercury-jupiter-regulus...
It was the first Blue Moon night and I do not recall when that was.
As I mentioned before, the bright star known as "Regulus" was visible when you posted this question, near Jupiter and Mercury in the western horizon. Must have been what you saw. The last Blue Moon was on July 31st, 18 days ago; 2nd full Moon in July
Thanks Glen; I just know from seeing it with my eyes not the camera that the bright light here is the moon and what I see to the right of it I did not see with my eyes but only in this picture & others and it looks more like a moon than the moon!
I only see one bright dot in your picture. So I don't know what you are seeing. But another thing that is causing trouble is that the leaves in that tree are illuminated. Using the flash is useless when taking pictures of the sky, day or night.
I have a new camera I have never used I need to get out for night shots. Actually I got these shots just for the tree branches because I liked it. I am on another computer right now and I cannot see the other moon myself. I need to hunt out more pics