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Photographer captures perfectly timed silhouette

An Air Condor plane is seen passing the moon (Sebastien Lebrigand)

An Air Condor plane is seen passing the moon (Sebastien Lebrigand)


Digital writers
theweathernetwork.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 12:22 PM -

Amazing pictures taken by French photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, capture planes in a striking silhouette against the sun and moon.

Because of the speed at which airplanes travel, Lebrigand says the shots were difficult to capture. 

"The plane passes in a quarter of a second," Lebrigand told Weather.com. "Days of waiting are needed. The phenomenon is rare." 

Using a special lens designed for astrophotography, Lebrigand was able to snap a series of pictures of planes passing the moon in July. 

He captured the images near his home in Crepy-en-Valois, near Paris in France.

A month later, he then captured a few more shots of a plane crossing in front of the sun. 

The sun's strong rays proved to be a challenge, but he eventually took the pictures at around 7 pm.

You can see more of Lebrigand's collection on his Flickr page.

A Boeing 777 aircraft is seen passing the sun (Sebastien Lebrigand)

A Boeing 777 aircraft is seen passing the sun (Sebastien Lebrigand)

With files from Weather.com

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