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Gorgeous Moonlit Shots from Around the World


As you probably know, moonlight is mostly sunlight that’s reflected off the lunar surface. So it varies greatly depending on the phase of the moon. Put differently, the magnitude of the full Moon is only about 1/380,000 that of the Sun. But that hasn’t stopped Japanese photographer Kenji Ishikawa from capturing some otherworldly views of our planet.

Rather than the blue-lit sky of day, Ishikawa’s images show a dark blue seems to connect the stars and skies with the trees and bodies of water of our planet. Ishikawa calls this gekkouyoku (月光浴) meaning literally “bathing in moonlight.”

Head over to Spoon & Tamago via the link below to see incredible photographs with famous landscapes around the world in azure hues, bathed in moonlight.

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