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The long track of the Moon

September 2013: When moonlight hits moving water, each facet reflects its own small version of our satellite.
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If you are near a large body of rippling water and the Moon is looming low in the sky above it, you may see a long trail of shimmering light on the water’s surface. If you do, take time to admire it. This is the Moon’s “glitter path” — a technical term — and it has inspired authors and artists alike over the centuries. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to record subtle details about this phenomenon. Watch especially to see how its appearance changes over time and with the lunar phases.

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