APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

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APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:06 am

Image Moonrise Eclipse

Explanation: This atmospheric picture of a distant horizon looks toward the tall Trisul peaks of India's snowy Himalayan mountains. Taken from a remote location on January 31, brightest star Sirius shines at the upper right. The red Moon rising is gliding through Earth's shadow during the evening's much anticipated total lunar eclipse. Enjoyed across the planet's night side, the eclipse was the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2018, kicking off a good year for moonwatchers. But this was a rare treat. The eclipsed Moon also loomed large near perigee, the closest point in its orbit, during the second Full Moon of the month, also known as a Blue Moon. For the July 27, 2018 total lunar eclipse, the Full Moon will be very near apogee.

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Re: APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:10 am

Hmmmmm Writing a song..... "Apogee and Perigee...live side by side on my piano key...."...um...wait.... I think that has already been done....

Well, anyway, it is a great view and shot of the eclipse in a far away exotic location... great job...

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Re: APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by RET » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:17 am

The bright star upper right is not Sirius, but Procyon, I suppose.

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Re: APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by Case » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:27 pm

RET wrote:The bright star upper right is not Sirius, but Procyon, I suppose.
A fine correction!
Al Tarf (β Cnc) between the Moon and Procyon (a CMi), and the trio ζ CMi, 14 CMi, HD 66141 below Procyon, help fixing this frame on the sky.

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Re: APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by MarkBour » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:03 pm

Boomer12k wrote:Hmmmmm Writing a song..... "Apogee and Perigee...live side by side on my piano key...."...um...wait.... I think that has already been done....

Well, anyway, it is a great view and shot of the eclipse in a far away exotic location... great job...
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LOL. Okay, how about "When you get Al Tarf between the Moon and Procyon, I know it's crazy, but it's true ..."
Darn, I think that one's already been done, too.
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Re: APOD: Moonrise Eclipse (2018 Feb 02)

Post by heehaw » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:29 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_cOP8y6sWs

note the comment:

When you're down by the sea, and an eel bites your knee
That's a morayyyyyyy