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2002 November 22
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Full Moon, Lake, and Leonids Indeed
Credit & Copyright: Image: Blake Suddeth; Haiku "Leonids Indeed": Susan Ode


Full of itself moon -
What's 33 years?

And for those who need a story ... photographer Blake Suddeth took over a hundred digital pictures early Tuesday morning in order to capture this single, gorgeous 10 second exposure of a "Leonid of the Lake" meteor flashing by a very full of itself moon. The dreamlike foreground lake and fog are courtesy of Greenwood, South Carolina, USA.

Tomorrow's picture: Mare Orientale

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