A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2015 Mar 2, 17:08 -0800
We have occasionally discussed photos of the Moon that are computer-generated or fake or modified. Here's another for your analysis and entertainment. There are clearly some "issues" with this moon photo, which is surprising in an otherwise scientifically-themed film. How many problems can you find? You should know that the movie informs us, just a few seconds before we see this image, that it is "six days" until full moon. The location is Manhattan (*). The film starred Tom Hanks in an early big-screen role. This was an era when computer-enhanced imagery had not yet conquered Hollywood.
Conanicut Island USA
* and if you were to go today to the spot where the foreground buildings were photographed, you would be less than 100 feet from the famous Apple Store Glass Cube just off the southeast corner of Central Park --a store which opened 22 years after this film was released in theaters.