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Photographers Gather at Yosemite to Recapture Famous Moon Shot

Amateur photographers and astronomers are making the pilgrimage to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park this evening to recapture the scene pictured in one of Ansel Adams' most famous photographs, "Autumn Moon."

The picture shows the moon hanging in the darkened sky above the Clark Range. Park rangers expect photographers to flock to the top of Glacier Point for similar photos.

Adams was known for scrupulously recording the details of his photography in notebooks. He recorded camera apertures, shutter speeds and film type -- everything, except dates.

So-called "forensic astronomers" from Texas State University pored through celestial history, plotted lunar phases and calculated shadow angles to determine that Adams took his photograph at 7:03 p.m. on September 15, 1948 and that the same scene repeats itself every 19 years.

(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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