The Thermal Moon
I took a few pictures of the moon with a thermal imaging camera in the early hours of this morning (you know how it is, thermal imagaging camera's just laying about waiting to be used).
I'm not sure how accurate it is, but as you can see, there's a definate temperature contrast between the moon and the space surrounding it. The camera can't register temperatures below -40C so thats where the readings bottom out. The top temperature was dampened by the smallest amounts of cloud cover.
The scale used in this image shows the gradual temperature changes within the structure of the cloud covering.
Here's a rabbit hiding from the cold (and a freak with a camera) in the ditch behind a gate. It was quite a cold night, and there I was without gloves. I nearly got frost bite! The temperature in my poor little digits dropped to 8C.
[Thermal Imaging Wiki]
Posted at 21:37