Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Moon Over Castle Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain

Shown above is the Castle of Caravaca de la Cruz in Murcia, Spain, flanked by the waxing crescent Moon as photographed in early December 13, 2013. This spectacular sanctuary was built by the Moors in the 12th century. Note the earthshine on the non-illuminated portion of the lunar disk. In winter earthshine is usually more noticeable than at other times of the year since the Earth's cloud cover, and snow cover as well, tend to enhance it by reflecting more sunlight to space.

Murcia, Spain Coordinates: 38.107575, -1.858536

Photographer: Alvaro Perez, used by permission.

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.