APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

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APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 am

Image Dark Sky Reflections

Explanation: When the lake calmed down, many wonders of the land and sky appeared twice. Perhaps the most dramatic from the dark sky was the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, visible as a diagonal band. Toward the right were both the Small (SMC) and Large (LMC) Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way. Faint multicolored bands of airglow fanned across the night. Numerous bright stars were visible including Antares, while the bright planet Jupiter appears just above the image center. The featured image is a composite of exposures all taken from the same camera and from the same location within 30 minutes in mid-May from the shore of Lake Bonney Riverland in South Australia. Dead trees that extend from the lake were captured not only in silhouette, but reflection, while lights from the small town of Barmera were visible across the lake. In July, Jupiter and Saturn will rise toward the east just as the Sun sets in the west.

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Re: APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:51 pm

Oh My; So Beautiful! 8-)
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A dark Dark Sky Reflections reflection

Post by neufer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:43 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Oh My; So Beautiful! 8-)
I'm stumped...dead trees "beautiful" :?:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bonney_Riverland wrote:
<<Lake Bonney Riverland is a freshwater lake located in the Riverland region of South Australia. The lake was first seen by Europeans on 12 March 1838, when encountered by the overlanding party of Joseph Hawdon and Charles Bonney, who were the first to drove livestock from New South Wales to Adelaide. At that time it was a fine sheet of water, but was dried out and muddy three years later in 1841 when the police expedition led by Thomas O'Halloran passed by on its way to rescue other overlanders at the Rufus River. When Charles Sturt passed by in 1844 he surveyed Lake Bonney for the first time, as well as the creek connecting it to the River Murray.

Pioneering settlers sometimes cropped the dry lake bed in times of low river flows. In 2007, to conserve water in the Murray system, a regulator was installed. The regulator cut the lake from the river system and the lakes' level dropped to its lowest level since 1914 and salinity increased markedly with loss of wildlife and also recreational water activities.>>
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Re: A dark Dark Sky Reflections reflection

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:15 pm

neufer wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:43 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Oh My; So Beautiful! 8-)
I'm stumped...dead trees "beautiful" :?:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bonney_Riverland wrote:
<<Lake Bonney Riverland is a freshwater lake located in the Riverland region of South Australia. The lake was first seen by Europeans on 12 March 1838, when encountered by the overlanding party of Joseph Hawdon and Charles Bonney, who were the first to drove livestock from New South Wales to Adelaide. At that time it was a fine sheet of water, but was dried out and muddy three years later in 1841 when the police expedition led by Thomas O'Halloran passed by on its way to rescue other overlanders at the Rufus River. When Charles Sturt passed by in 1844 he surveyed Lake Bonney for the first time, as well as the creek connecting it to the River Murray.

Pioneering settlers sometimes cropped the dry lake bed in times of low river flows. In 2007, to conserve water in the Murray system, a regulator was installed. The regulator cut the lake from the river system and the lakes' level dropped to its lowest level since 1914 and salinity increased markedly with loss of wildlife and also recreational water activities.>>
Most things die! I can mourn for the dead; but the photo is really pretty! I can't help it if you don't like the beauty in it!😝 :shock:
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Re: APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm

APOD Robot wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 am
Image Dark Sky Reflections

Explanation: When the lake calmed down, many wonders of the land and sky appeared twice. Perhaps the most dramatic from the dark sky was the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, visible as a diagonal band. Toward the right were both the Small (SMC) and Large (LMC) Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way. Faint multicolored bands of airglow fanned across the night. Numerous bright stars were visible including Antares, while the bright planet Jupiter appears just above the image center. The featured image is a composite of exposures all taken from the same camera and from the same location within 30 minutes in mid-May from the shore of Lake Bonney Riverland in South Australia. Dead trees that extend from the lake were captured not only in silhouette, but reflection, while lights from the small town of Barmera were visible across the lake. In July, Jupiter and Saturn will rise toward the east just as the Sun sets in the west.

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Re: APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by neufer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:12 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm

Man sometimes messes with Mother Nature too much!😥
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lynn wrote:
<<Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; 20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020) was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She was widely referred to as the "Forces' Sweetheart" and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England". Lynn devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She was held in great affection by Second World War veterans and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century. Vera Lynn died on 18 June 2020 at her home in East Sussex aged 103.>>
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Re: APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:25 pm

Next to the SMC it looks bright at 47 Tuc, slightly higher than Achernar, alpha Eri, Jupiter will be close to Sagittarius, the south pole is to the right of the closest tree in the middle of the illuminated strip of the town, the trees died probably when the lake drowned them in some flood (as in the Epecuén lake in Argentina), The image is bucolic, the surface of the lake reflects peace and the whole is for contemplation.

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Re: APOD: Dark Sky Reflections (2020 Jun 29)

Post by XgeoX » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm

Nicely done👍!