APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

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APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 am

Image Shadowed Moon and Mountain

Explanation: On July 16 the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth's dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse phase, it just touches down along a mountain ridge. The rugged Tyrolean nightscape was recorded after moonrise south of Innsbruck, Austria with a dramatically lit communication tower along the ridgeline. Of course eclipses rarely travel alone. This partial lunar eclipse was at the Full Moon following July 2nd's New Moon and total eclipse of the Sun.

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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:54 am

Very nice! 8-) :yes: :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by richmonddeckpros » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:58 am

Wow! So cool. Hope to see that. Richmond Deck Pros

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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by ToucanSam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:49 am

Certainly evidence of a flat earth.

Not.

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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by RocketRon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 am

An amazing day in history - likely for all time.

Something I've wondered since those grainy pics on TV, why is the sky so black ?
They'd have the best view of the universe in the universe ??

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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by Markus Schwarz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:40 am

RocketRon wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 am
Something I've wondered since those grainy pics on TV, why is the sky so black ?
They'd have the best view of the universe in the universe ??
Because the picture was taken during day time (the sun is up) and stars are very faint. If the moon had an atmosphere, the sky would be blue, but without an atmosphere, it is just black. Taking a picture of the stars would have let to overexposure of the lunar surface. For similar reason, we can't see as many stars during a full moon, which is also very bright compared to the stars.

This APOD is a picture taken from the ISS during night time, and you can see the stars.

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Re: APOD: Shadowed Moon and Mountain (2019 Jul 18)

Post by Astronymus » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 am

I watch out the window and can see this mountain. :ssmile:
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