Amateur's 'Blue Moon' Hailed As 'Stunning' By Experts (PICTURES)

16/05/2013 11:42 | Updated 16 July 2013

An amazing photograph of a literal 'Blue Moon' has been hailed as "stunning" by experts.

Astrophotographer VegaStar Capentier took the picture at Champagne Ardenne, France on April 30 using a Canon EOS1000D camera and a telescope.


The image shows the moon about to reach its last quarter phase. But unfortunately the blue tint isn't quite what it seems. says the colour was added in post-production, and adds a 'blue moon' simply refers to a month in which a full moon appears twice.

Still, it's a stunning picture. Take a look below for our other favourite space photographs.

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