An occultation of Saturn by the Moon occurred on 14th May 2014, meaning that for about an hour the Moon passed in front of Saturn as seen by observers on Earth.
The Moon is much brighter than Saturn and if an image is set to capture Saturn, it will over-expose the Moon. Conversely, if the image is set up to capture the Moon, Saturn will be under-exposed.
This image was set somewhere between the two and then enhanced to give a decent image. It was taken several minutes after Saturn had reappeared from behind the Moon.
All images © R.Powell
This I like. I don’t think I’ve seen Saturn shown like this before.
Thanks, Stuart. It adds perspective doesn’t it!