APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

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APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed May 04, 2022 4:06 am

Image Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid

Explanation: The early morning planet parade continues. Visible the world over, the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn have been lining up in the pre-dawn sky since mid-April. In the featured image taken last month, these planets were captured over the Step Pyramid of Djoser, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Saqqara necropolis of Egypt, the pyramid was constructed in the 27th century BC and is one of the oldest pyramids known. The two-image composite includes a foreground image taken during evening blue hour, and a background image captured from the same location the following morning. The morning planet line-up is slowly changing. At the end of last month, planets Jupiter and Venus switched places, while at the end of this month, Jupiter and Mars will switch after passing within one-degree of each other. Of course, this picturesque planetary angular alignment is a coincidence, as all of these worlds continue to orbit the Sun as they have for billions of years, well before even the ancient Pyramid of Djoser was built.

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Re: APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed May 04, 2022 12:45 pm

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Amazingly the world had architecture for so long! I interesting, a line
up of planets and a lesson in pyramids! I liked today's APOD
very much! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

Post by Fred the Cat » Wed May 04, 2022 5:36 pm

orin stepanek wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 12:45 pm
PyramidPlanets_Fatehi_8356.jpg
Amazingly the world had architecture for so long! I interesting, a line
up of planets and a lesson in pyramids! I liked today's APOD
very much! 8-)
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We three kitty's are singing!
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Re: APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

Post by Ann » Wed May 04, 2022 6:40 pm

Fred the Cat wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 5:36 pm
orin stepanek wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 12:45 pm PyramidPlanets_Fatehi_8356.jpg
Amazingly the world had architecture for so long! I interesting, a line
up of planets and a lesson in pyramids! I liked today's APOD
very much! 8-)
893-8934255_cat-transparent-background-png-surprised-cat-png.jpg
We three kitty's are singing!
I'm pretty sure I know what song. :thumb_up:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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Re: APOD: Planets Over Egyptian Pyramid (2022 May 04)

Post by OMG it's full of stars » Wed May 04, 2022 11:13 pm

Didn't a certain image of Jupiter last week (at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220427.html) evoke a certain movie in which a second sun pops up?

There was this scene:
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... which of course was totally made up, but could have been shot in 1610... or could be shot whenever Betelgeuse finally blows, no? Yea, I'd make sure to see that from near the Pyramids.