Smith Telescope with Nearly-full Moon

A nearly full gibbous Moon shines at sunset over the dome of the 2.7-meter (107-

A nearly full gibbous Moon shines at sunset over the dome of the 2.7-meter (107-inch) Harlan J. Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory. While the dome was viewed from about half a mile away, the Moon, at the time of this photograph, was nearly 222,000 miles away. Distances can be truly deceiving in West Texas! Credit: Frank Cianciolo/ McDonald Observatory

Media Contact

Rebecca Johnson
ph: 512-475-6763
fax: 512-471-5060
rjohnson@astro.as.utexas.edu