APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

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APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 am

Image A Falcon 9 Moon

Explanation: Illuminating planet Earth's night, full moons can have many names. This year the last full moon of northern hemisphere summer was on September 2, known to some as the Full Corn Moon. A few days earlier on August 30 this almost full moon rose just before sunset though, shining through cloudy skies over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. A well-timed snapshot caught the glare of rocket engines firing below the lunar disk, a Falcon 9 rocket's first stage successfully returning to Cape Canaveral's landing zone 1. About 9 minutes earlier, the same SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket had launched the SAOCOM 1B satellite toward polar orbit. The fourth launch for this reusable Falcon 9 first stage, it was the first launch to a polar orbit from Cape Canaveral since 1969.

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:14 pm

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Wow; I'd like this as a wallpaper; but it'll take me a bit of Cropping and wiggling to make it acceptable for a background! :shock:
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm

Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:


I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p:
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:26 pm

Everyone admires the Falcon 9, I am interested in its load, (sorry, I'm Argentine)

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:29 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:


I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p: Falcon9MoonKatieDarby1200.jpg
I was about to suggest tipping it, because in space there is no up or down. Maybe tipping it the other way will look better?

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:41 pm

Cousin Ricky wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:29 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:


I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p: Falcon9MoonKatieDarby1200.jpg
I was about to suggest tipping it, because in space there is no up or down. Maybe tipping it the other way will look better?
Thanks! I thought that also; but there is a suggested up and down because of Earth.s curvature!
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm

I took my spaceship and flew up high;
I wanted to know, what was up in the sky!

When I got up there, I followed a Star;
At first I figured, It's not very far!

The Star I followed was a huge planet;
I wondered if my spaceship could man it!

I landed my ship on the planets crust;
On this strange world was nothing but dust!

I looked and I found no food I could eat;
My bones can be found, without any meat!

So if want to know what is up in the sky;
And go way up there, like me you will die! - Orin D. Stepanek, 1957

I wrote this poem when I was a Jr. in High School! I was pretty poetic back in the day
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Grizzly » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:04 pm

As someone who was entranced by the old Delta Clipper trials, this landing of boosters has always held my attention. It is a testament to the success of Spacex that something that was amazing 5 years ago has almost ALMOST become common place. A pity that work on BFR/Starship/SuperHeavy pushed aside any further development of a re-usable second stage. That would have been gobsmacking.

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by neufer » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm

I took my spaceship and flew up high;
I wanted to know, what was up in the sky!

When I got up there, I followed a Star;
At first I figured, It's not very far!

The Star I followed was a huge planet;
I wondered if my spaceship could man it!

I landed my ship on the planets crust;
On this strange world was nothing but dust!

I looked and I found no food I could eat;
My bones can be found, without any meat!

So if want to know what is up in the sky;
And go way up there, like me you will die! - Orin D. Stepanek, 1957

I wrote this poem when I was a Jr. in High School! I was pretty poetic back in the day
It is certainly "affecting my emotions or affections, moving, stirring."

(I would even go as far as to say that you were pretty pathetic "back in the day.")
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=pathetic wrote:
<<pathetic (adj.) 1590s, "affecting the emotions or affections, moving, stirring" (now obsolete in this broad sense), from Middle French pathétique "moving, stirring, affecting" (16c.), from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos "subject to feeling, sensitive, capable of emotion," from pathetos "liable to suffer," verbal adjective of pathein "to suffer". The specific meaning "arousing pity, sorrow, or grief" or other tender feelings is from 1737. The colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested by 1937.>>
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Ann » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:19 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm
I took my spaceship and flew up high;
I wanted to know, what was up in the sky!

When I got up there, I followed a Star;
At first I figured, It's not very far!

The Star I followed was a huge planet;
I wondered if my spaceship could man it!

I landed my ship on the planets crust;
On this strange world was nothing but dust!

I looked and I found no food I could eat;
My bones can be found, without any meat!

So if want to know what is up in the sky;
And go way up there, like me you will die! - Orin D. Stepanek, 1957

I wrote this poem when I was a Jr. in High School! I was pretty poetic back in the day
Thank you for sharing this poem that you wrote in your youth, Orin!

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:35 pm

neufer wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 pm
It is certainly "affecting my emotions or affections, moving, stirring."

(I would even go as far as to say that you were pretty pathetic "back in the day.")
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=pathetic wrote:
<<pathetic (adj.) 1590s, "affecting the emotions or affections, moving, stirring" (now obsolete in this broad sense), from Middle French pathétique "moving, stirring, affecting" (16c.), from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos "subject to feeling, sensitive, capable of emotion," from pathetos "liable to suffer," verbal adjective of pathein "to suffer". The specific meaning "arousing pity, sorrow, or grief" or other tender feelings is from 1737. The colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested by 1937.>>
Ya! I'm still pathetic; but it doesn't bother me anymore! :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:37 pm

Ann wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:19 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm
I took my spaceship and flew up high;
I wanted to know, what was up in the sky!

When I got up there, I followed a Star;
At first I figured, It's not very far!

The Star I followed was a huge planet;
I wondered if my spaceship could man it!

I landed my ship on the planets crust;
On this strange world was nothing but dust!

I looked and I found no food I could eat;
My bones can be found, without any meat!

So if want to know what is up in the sky;
And go way up there, like me you will die! - Orin D. Stepanek, 1957

I wrote this poem when I was a Jr. in High School! I was pretty poetic back in the day
Thank you for sharing this poem that you wrote in your youth, Orin!

Ann
your're very welcome Ann!😍 🥰
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:09 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:

I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p:
All you need is the special magic filter that knows what was outside the camera frame.
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:46 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:09 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:

I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p:
All you need is the special magic filter that knows what was outside the camera frame.
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Hey; thanks Chris, I can make that work! 8-) Not as smooth as yours! 🤩
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I was sneaky to hide the line I created!
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A Millenium Falcon "Moon"

Post by neufer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:36 am

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orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm


Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:

I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p:
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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:22 am

neufer wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:36 am
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orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:35 pm


Aww! The best I could do was a square picture! :p:

I could tip it; but that didn't look right! :p:
:rocketship: 🌘
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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:15 pm

neufer wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 pm
It is certainly "affecting my emotions or affections, moving, stirring."

(I would even go as far as to say that you were pretty pathetic "back in the day.")
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=pathetic wrote:
<<pathetic (adj.) 1590s, "affecting the emotions or affections, moving, stirring" (now obsolete in this broad sense), from Middle French pathétique "moving, stirring, affecting" (16c.), from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos "subject to feeling, sensitive, capable of emotion," from pathetos "liable to suffer," verbal adjective of pathein "to suffer". The specific meaning "arousing pity, sorrow, or grief" or other tender feelings is from 1737. The colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested by 1937.>>
Here’s a pathetic adagio that would make good background music for the poetry reading.
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Ludwig von Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8, Opus 13 (Sonata Pathétique), 2nd movement.

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:23 pm

Cousin Ricky wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:15 pm
neufer wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 pm
It is certainly "affecting my emotions or affections, moving, stirring."

(I would even go as far as to say that you were pretty pathetic "back in the day.")
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=pathetic wrote:
<<pathetic (adj.) 1590s, "affecting the emotions or affections, moving, stirring" (now obsolete in this broad sense), from Middle French pathétique "moving, stirring, affecting" (16c.), from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos "subject to feeling, sensitive, capable of emotion," from pathetos "liable to suffer," verbal adjective of pathein "to suffer". The specific meaning "arousing pity, sorrow, or grief" or other tender feelings is from 1737. The colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested by 1937.>>
Here’s a pathetic adagio that would make good background music for the poetry reading.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Ludwig von Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8, Opus 13 (Sonata Pathétique), 2nd movement.
Ah, Barenboim and Ludwig van Beethoven, they are my kind of pathetic people! Thank you, Cousin Ricky! :D

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:30 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm
I took my spaceship and flew up high;
I wanted to know, what was up in the sky!

When I got up there, I followed a Star;
At first I figured, It's not very far!

The Star I followed was a huge planet;
I wondered if my spaceship could man it!

I landed my ship on the planets crust;
On this strange world was nothing but dust!

I looked and I found no food I could eat;
My bones can be found, without any meat!

So if want to know what is up in the sky;
And go way up there, like me you will die! - Orin D. Stepanek, 1957
I just marked my interest for a secular Day of the Day online event, and now I read this poem. I had visited Bolivia in 1994 (for the eclipse) around the Day of the Dead, and was really interested in seeing the celebrations in a Latin American country in person, but the tour schedule left no space for that. My view of death has changed drastically since 1994, and I’m still processing the change.

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Re: APOD: A Falcon 9 Moon (2020 Sep 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:18 pm

I Think Mozart one of the best ever! 8-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0UmrCXxVA
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