Thursday, April 21, 2011

Full Moon on the Mohawk

Here's a very interesting postcard that I hope Cohoes natives will carefully look at and offer a comment about.......

Full Moon over Cohoes Falls
The Cohoes Falls under the light of the full moon......except I don't think it is possible from the trajectory of this romantic painter.  Viewing the falls from this point, the spectator would be looking almost directly north.  So readers, astronomers and Cohoes natives please tell me is this possible in the northern hemisphere?  Can the moon shine directly over the Cohoes Falls as in this postcard? Or is the painter using a great deal of license?

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