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- Otto Posterman
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Shadow Rise on the Inside Passage
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
The most interesting planet, and by far, is planet Earth! And you don't even need a telescope.
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!
Fred the Cat
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- AKA: Ron
- Location: Eagle, Idaho
" seemed broader than normal. More dust in the air
Walking the other evening "
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Freddy's Felicity "Only ascertain as a cat box survivor"
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Very nice scene....