APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

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APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:07 am

Image Cirrus over Paris

Explanation: What's that over Paris? Cirrus. Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray when reflecting sunlight, can appear dark at sunset (or sunrise) against a better lit sky. Cirrus are among the highest types of clouds and are usually thin enough to see stars through. Cirrus clouds may form from moisture released above storm clouds and so may herald the arrival of a significant change in weather. Conversely, cirrus clouds have also been seen on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, and Neptune. The featured image was taken two days ago from a window in District 15, Paris, France, Earth. The brightly lit object on the lower right is, of course, the Eiffel Tower.

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:10 am

Well, that is quite the show... the diving DUCK on the left is interesting....

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by conversely » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:34 am

Conversely, what?

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:55 am

conversely wrote:Conversely, what?
My ESL-understanding of English tells me that "conversely" means "on the contrary" and should not have been used here. The correct sentence adverb might be also, likewise, furthermore, moreover.

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:56 am

Boomer12k wrote:Well, that is quite the show... the diving DUCK on the left is interesting....

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I can see the duck, too!

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:57 am

Ann wrote:
conversely wrote:Conversely, what?
My ESL-understanding of English tells me that "conversely" means "on the contrary" and should not have been used here. The correct sentence adverb might be also, likewise, furthermore, moreover.

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It is definitely a peculiar choice of word. I may be reaching too far, but it occurs to me that observing cirrus clouds on other planets is observing them from "above", rather than observing Earthly cirrus from "below", so there is at least some form of reversal to justify the use of "Conversely". Also/likewise/furthermore/moreover, the appearance of clouds on other planets does not herald changes in weather on Earth (although in some cases it might point to Earth's climate in the distant future).

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by heehaw » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:54 am

Not photometric --- may as well take a coffee break!

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by heehaw » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:58 am

Cloudy everywhere: today's ESPOD is also clouds: http://epod.usra.edu/blog/ but, oddly, I find today's APOD Parisian clouds even more striking!

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by rstevenson » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:35 pm

Probably just subliminal advertising for Independence Day: Resurgence.

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by raddoc » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:37 pm

lots of that cirrus appears to be con-trails to me. Raddoc

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Fred the Cat » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:13 pm

How boring would life be if we didn't have weather to change things up? Just like urban renewal our atmosphere has to change periodically. Thankfully the Earth's orbit is tilted. Of course some places get pretty consistent weather. Just ask an astronomer in Seattle. :wink:
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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by cwsapphire » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:57 pm

What a gorgeous photo.

The colors of the sunset, the sky, and the clouds are reminiscent of the red, white and blue of the French flag billowing in the wind.

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Ann » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:49 pm

Boomer12k wrote:Well, that is quite the show... the diving DUCK on the left is interesting....

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My friend Alcor, who sometimes posts here, told me that he didn't see a duck, but rather Superman in the cloud cover at left. I can see what he means. I can make out the shape of a man seemingly just hanging there in the clouds, foot hanging down, looking something like this. Minus the bright colors, of course.

It's a cloud, it's a duck, it's Superman!

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Evermore » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:50 pm

And if it was a big flying space ship in the shape and colour of a lemon .. would it be cirtrus over Paris?

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by Goran Petrov » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:34 am

Beautiful picture! This ridiculous set of rules for photographing the lit Eiffel Tower at night may be of interest. I'm no lawyer, but i would argue that the Eiffel tower was just there (situational and in public space), and not the primary object of interest. http://artlawjournal.com/night-photos-e ... copyright/

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by starsurfer » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:54 pm

Ann wrote:
Boomer12k wrote:Well, that is quite the show... the diving DUCK on the left is interesting....

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My friend Alcor, who sometimes posts here, told me that he didn't see a duck, but rather Superman in the cloud cover at left. I can see what he means. I can make out the shape of a man seemingly just hanging there in the clouds, foot hanging down, looking something like this. Minus the bright colors, of course.

It's a cloud, it's a duck, it's Superman!

Ann
To me. the cloud on the left reminds me of the dark nebula B174, which can be seen in this image by Bernhard Hubl. :D

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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by starsurfer » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:01 pm

APOD Robot wrote:District 15, Paris, France
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Re: APOD: Cirrus over Paris (2016 Jun 22)

Post by starsurfer » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:02 pm

Also the video in the District 15 link is very relaxing and soothing! It reminds me of the following song:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.