Photographer captures perfectly timed silhouette
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.
With files from Weather.com