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May 27: Zernez evening 1

After a great 8-mile run to Susch and back and then a nice dinner, I headed out on another evening walk, much drier than the previous day's.

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Well who should it be but the new moon. How 'bout that.

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Spire and stakes. I think the stakes are to indicate the bounds of a proposed new building.

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A northeastward look from the central square.

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A southeastward look from the central square. There's the Alpina again.

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Once again I stalked up to the churchyard in near-darkness, like a total creeper.

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The expansive view up the Engadin from the churchyard. Isn't it glorious!

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The shot is shaky, but you can clearly see the moon's full orb due to earthshine, as previously noted in Rovaniemi. Check it out next time you see a new or old moon; I find it's almost always visible then, since the Earth is near-full from the moon's point of view when the moon is a slim crescent, since that means the moon is almost between the sun and the Earth.

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The moon set behind the mountain; each of those little blade shapes is a mini-exposure of the half-set crescent...

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...so I chased it up the hill hither, where it was still above the mountain. Here it is setting again though, right at watch ad hour.

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Moon almost outta here.

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An extra-long-exposure shot reveals the continuing presence of the twilight.

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It was also a nice clear night for stars, especially without a bright moon.

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Stars rising to the east. The orange light shining on the rocks is the exterior church lights, reaching all those hundreds of meters up there, nearly undetectable by the naked eye.

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Here's the culprit.

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More stars and a lone house. Maybe a planet or two too?

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A mix of light colors. What is with that freaky outline-glow window furthest to the right? I guess maybe it's just light leaking around a pulldown shade.