APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

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APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:08 am

Image Eye Sky a Dragon

Explanation: What do you see when you look into this sky? In the center, in the dark, do you see a night sky filled with stars? Do you see a sunset to the left? Clouds all around? Do you see the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy running down the middle? Do you see the ruins of an abandoned outpost on a hill? (The outpost is on Askold Island, Russia.) Do you see a photographer with a headlamp contemplating surreal surroundings? (The image is a panorama of 38 images taken last month and compiled into a Little Planet projection.) Do you see a rugged path lined with steps? Or do you see the eye of a dragon?

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Re: APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 pm

Hard to find words! Gotta admit though; it does kinda look like an eye! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by neufer » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:10 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smaug wrote:

<< Many of Smaug's attributes and behaviour in The Hobbit derive directly from the unnamed "old night-scather" in Beowulf: great age; winged, fiery, and reptilian form; a stolen barrow within which he lies on his hoard; disturbance by a theft; and violent airborne revenge on the lands all about. Smaug was intimately familiar with every last item within his hoard, and instantly noticed the theft of a relatively inconsequential cup by Bilbo Baggins. Tolkien writes that Smaug's rage was the kind which "is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy lose something they have long had but never before used or wanted." This theft of a cup, Smaug's knowledge of every item in the hoard, and the dragon's ensuing rampage, all echo the story of Beowulf. Like many dragons in Nordic and Celtic mythology, Smaug embodies greed and the calamities it causes. Tolkien noted that "the dragon bears as name—a pseudonym—the past tense of the primitive Germanic verb smúgan, to squeeze through a hole: a low philological jest.">>
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Re: APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 pm

I see all of them...

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Re: APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by alter-ego » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:03 am

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Hard to find words! Gotta admit though; it does kinda look like an eye! :mrgreen:
How about two?
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Re: APOD: Eye Sky a Dragon (2019 Sep 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:44 am

alter-ego wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:03 am
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Hard to find words! Gotta admit though; it does kinda look like an eye! :mrgreen:
How about two?
Eyes.JPG
Nice art work!
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