APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

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APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 am

Image Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage

Explanation: At sunset look east not west. As Earth's dark shadow rises from the eastern horizon, faint and subtle colors will appear opposite the setting Sun. This beautiful evening sea and skyscape records the reflective scene from a cruise on the well-traveled Alaskan Inside Passage in the Pacific Northwest. Along the horizon the fading sunset gives way to the the pinkish anti-twilight arch, more poetically known as the Belt of Venus. Often overlooked at sunset in favor of the brighter western horizon, the lovely arch is tinted by filtered sunlight backscattered in the dense atmosphere, hugging the planet's rising blue-grey shadow.

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Re: APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

Post by heehaw » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:08 am

The most interesting planet, and by far, is planet Earth! And you don't even need a telescope.

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Re: APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:34 am

How true. I am an absolute space fanatic but I have no desire to go live and die on that sterile desert that is Mars. Visit yes, but I would always choose to come home.
It would be great though on the last day of my life to visit Mars, stand by a geyser on Enceladus, go to the galactic core etc... what dreams may come!

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Re: APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm

Belt of Venus.jpg
Walking the other evening "The Belt" seemed broader than normal. More dust in the air :?:
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Re: APOD: Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage (2018 Jul 05)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:12 am

Very nice scene....

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