In this image, taken August 28, 2015 at 1:30 am ADT by we can see the waxing gibbous Moon. At that time the Moon was 96.4% illuminated and 363,553 kilometers (225,901 miles) away.
A hint of color
The image has been edited to moderately enhance the natural hue differences of the lunar surface, those differences are corresponding to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar soil. The height differences of the lunar surface have been slightly exaggerated.
The exact colors you end up with depend on the way you take the image, not every camera has the same sensitivity to every wavelength. In the case of the Moon you can expect the darker maria to have a stronger blue hue because of titanium dioxide in the lunar soil. Areas with less titanium and iron have stronger purple and reddish hues.
Global Star Party
is one of the many talented astronomers participating in the The Global Star Party is a weekly hangout (next Episode: https://goo.gl/stz0iK) with talk about astronomy and live views of objects in space. Take a look at some of the images taken by participants here:
More information on the color of the Moon here:
More on the geology of the Moon:
Another - stronger oversaturated - Moon image can be found here (with the possibility to download a 79 megapixels version):
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Explanation: Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus. A full moon would easily fit inside this telescopic view of the 4 million year young cluster and associated nebula, normally much too faint to be seen by eye. Made with telescope and camera firmly planted on Earth, the image reveals multi light-year sized shapes and structures within the Wizard in a color palette madepopular in Hubble Space Telescope images. Recorded with narrowband filters, the visible wavelength light from the nebula's hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur atoms is transformed into green, blue, and red colors in the final digital composite. But there is still a trick up the Wizard's sleeve. Sliding your cursor over the image (or following this link) will make the stars disappear, leaving only the cosmic gas and dust of the Wizard Nebula.
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