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Apparently the best time for star photography is when there is no moon. Just for fun, and because I am Curious (remember the three 'C's !), I went up to Mt Teide on another evening and tried to photograph the stars during a full moon.

Quite a different look, but I still like the photo. The amazing thing was that as I stood there everything was kind of monochromatic to look at, as you would expect in the moonlight, but when I looked at the photo on the camera screen, things were quite different. It looked like daylight, complete with shadows and colour! You can just make out that the stars are visible:

Moonlit night on Mt Teide, Tenerife. © Olaf Reinen /

(I have put a larger resolution version on my Flickr account here.)

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