APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

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APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:06 am

Image Lunar LOVE

Explanation: A more creative search by a group of amateur astronomers in the Ehime Prefecture of Shikoku Island, Japan has found lunar L-O-V-E. Their secret was an examination of this sharp image of the First Quarter Moon. To discover it for yourself you'll need to look closely at details of the shadow and light along the terminator, the line between lunar night and day Created by the contrast of shadowed crater floors with sunlit walls and ridges, the letter V is not too hard to find near the center of the image. Letters L and E are a bit more challenging though, but can be teased out of shadow and light along the terminator at the bottom. Of course, on the cratered surface of the Moon the O is easy ... . Moonwatchers on planet Earth should understand that like the famous lunar X, also seen here, these lunar letters are transient and only appear along the terminator in the hours around the Moon's first quarter phase. So your next chance for lunar L-O-V-E is the first quarter Moon on November 15.

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Post by heehaw » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:18 am

Divorcées can gaze at the Moon and find X-LOVE!

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Astronymus » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:30 am

I don't get it.
» Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. But then later there's running and... and screaming. «

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Post by bruce.messer@gmail.com » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:02 am

I'm sure I can make out an Elvis up there :D

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Post by Ironwood » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:40 am

I see LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE.

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Ann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 am

Well, there is a sharp "L" near the bottom of the terminator, and there is a very obvious "V" about halfway up, and you can pick any crater you want for the "O". But for the life of me, I can's spot the "E".

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Man-made tracks on the Moon in a picture from the recent exhibition.
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I visited the museum of modern art, Louisiana, in Humlebæk in Denmark the other day and saw their great exhibition on the Moon in art and science. I think that my favorite image from that exhibition was the picture of man-made tracks on the Moon.

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Oh, P.S., the exhibition showed us this, too:

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Post by De58te » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 am

Ann wrote: But for the life of me, I can't spot the "E". Ann, hover your mouse over the page. The 'E' is just slightly above the 'L', except that it is upside down. Instead look for a 'W' with a straight line bottom.

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by songwriterz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 am

Draw an imaginary line from between the letters O and V and the top of the page (the actual printed letters) and you'll find a heart shape. And, when the sun is just right, you can see dragons in clouds. And sometimes Jesus on toast.

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Post by zendae1 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 am

If you hover your cursor over the photo, APOD shows you where the letters are.

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Post by Tszabeau » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:59 am

Revolve, Evolve, Volvo. Proof that the moon is made from leftover alphabet soup.

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Ann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:07 pm

De58te wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 am
Ann wrote: But for the life of me, I can't spot the "E". Ann, hover your mouse over the page. The 'E' is just slightly above the 'L', except that it is upside down. Instead look for a 'W' with a straight line bottom.
Indeed! Thanks!

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Ann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:11 pm

Tszabeau wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:59 am
Revolve, Evolve, Volvo. Proof that the moon is made from leftover alphabet soup.

I guess that Moon rover ought to have been a Volvo! :D

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by neufer » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:42 pm

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Ik VOEL me niet zo goed.

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<<In 2014, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created a giant moon rabbit that went on display in Taiwan at the Taoyuan Land Arts Festival.

Hofman - who is famous for his mega-sized rubber duck that skirted the coast of China and made its way across the straits of Taiwan in 2013 - created the rabbit out of 12,000 pieces of Tyvek and left it on the side of a bunker at the former naval base where the art festival was held. With the breeze blowing its "fur" and lying on the bunker, the rabbit looked as if it was staring at the clouds in the sky and daydreaming.

Sadly enough, just a day after the festival concluded on Sept. 14th, a fire broke out at the bunker and destroyed the giant moon rabbit.>>
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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Ann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm

neufer wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Ik VOEL me niet zo goed. (Dutch)

Jag KÄNNER mig inte så bra. (Swedish)
I don't feel so good.
The English do-construction! Other languages don't use it, and don't get it!

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by neufer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:46 am

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Ann wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm
neufer wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Ik VOEL me niet zo goed. (Dutch)

Jag KÄNNER mig inte så bra. (Swedish)
I don't feel so good.
The English do-construction! Other languages don't use it, and don't get it!
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Post by Boomer12k » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:29 am

We have ALWAYS looked to the Moon...for LOVE...

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Re: APOD: Lunar LOVE (2018 Nov 03)

Post by Ann » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 am

neufer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:46 am
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Ann wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm
neufer wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Ik VOEL me niet zo goed. (Dutch)

Jag KÄNNER mig inte så bra. (Swedish)
I don't feel so good.
The English do-construction! Other languages don't use it, and don't get it!
And we don't drop our aitches, either!

(We drop not our aitches!)

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Post by John Walker » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:00 pm

I see: Voooooooooo3l

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Post by MarkBour » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Can I buy a vowel?
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