APOD: Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper (2021 Nov 22)

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APOD: Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper (2021 Nov 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:06 am

Image Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper

Explanation: Why is the Moon on top of this building? Planning. It took the astrophotographer careful planning -- including figuring out exactly where to place the camera and exactly when to take the shot -- to create this striking superposition. The single image featured was taken in the early morning hours of November 19, near the peak of the partial lunar eclipse that was occurring as the Moon passed through the Earth's shadow. At this time, almost the entire Moon -- 99.1 percent of its area -- was in the darkest part of the Earth's shadow. The building is the Gran Torre Santiago building in Chile, the tallest building in South America. Although the entire eclipse lasted an impressive six hours, this image had to be taken within just a few seconds to get the alignment right -- the Earth's rotation soon moved the building out of alignment. The next Earth-Moon eclipse will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will occur on December 4 -- but only be visible from the bottom of our world.

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Re: APOD: Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper (2021 Nov 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:07 pm

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Brings back memories! 8-) Nicely done by The photographer!
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Re: APOD: Lunar Eclipse over a Skyscraper (2021 Nov 22)

Post by neufer » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:48 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:07 pm

Brings back memories! 8-)

Dr. Raymond Stantz: The whole building is a huge, superconductive antenna that was designed and built expressly for the purpose of pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence.

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