APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

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APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:10 am

Image Yuri's Planet

Explanation: On another April 12th, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human to see planet Earth from space. Commenting on his view from orbit he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly". To celebrate, consider this recent image from the orbiting International Space Station. A stunning view of the planet at night from an altitude of 240 miles, it was recorded on March 28. The lights of Moscow, Russia are near picture center and one of the station's solar panel arrays is on the left. Aurora and the glare of sunlight lie along the planet's gently curving horizon. Stars above the horizon include the compact Pleiades star cluster, immersed in the auroral glow.

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Re: APOD: Yuri s Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by agulesin » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:04 am

Broken link:

"The requested URL /apod/ap0910114.html was not found on this server." (the horizon include the compact Pleiades star cluster)

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Re: APOD: Yuri s Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by bystander » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:36 am

agulesin wrote:Broken link:

"The requested URL /apod/ap0910114.html was not found on this server." (the horizon include the compact Pleiades star cluster)

Thanks guys!
Try http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap091014.html
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Re: APOD: Yuri s Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by owlice » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:37 am

Email has been sent to editor about link; thanks.
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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:16 pm

It took a bit of searching but I was able to spot the Pleiades in the Aurora! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by Uwe » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:57 pm

Is this Venus I can spot right at the horizon above Moscow? :?:

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by Lordcat Darkstar » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Looking at this picture I imagine a young child in moscow looking up at the night sky. He would be wondering if there is life out there in the cosmos, and wondering what they are thinking.... Turns out that there was and it was thinking: oh!! That would make a pretty picture! :mrgreen:

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Curious,
Does anyone know why the Solar Panel's super structure and the backside of the panels appear to be glowing Blue. Could it be something like St Elmo's Fire caused by Solar CME activity? Or is it simply a trick of light

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by Spasiba » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 pm

Москва, как блестит роса покрыта паутиной в солнечном свете

Google translation: Moscow, like the dew covered spider web glistens in the sunlight
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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by FloridaMike » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:54 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:Curious,
Does anyone know why the Solar Panel's super structure and the backside of the panels appear to be glowing Blue. Could it be something like St Elmo's Fire caused by Solar CME activity? Or is it simply a trick of light

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by emc » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:52 pm

Spasiba wrote:Москва, как блестит роса покрыта паутиной в солнечном свете

Google translation: Moscow, like the dew covered spider web glistens in the sunlight
Thanks for the translation Ms. Owlice 8-)

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by saturn2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:38 pm

This is a interesting image.

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by Beyond » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:39 am

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by emc » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:19 pm

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Re: APOD: Yuri's Planet (2012 Apr 12)

Post by antn_e » Tue May 22, 2012 4:37 pm

Uwe wrote:Is this Venus I can spot right at the horizon above Moscow? :?:
I thought that, but using SkyMap looks like it must actually be the Moon. Venus is just lost in the dawn brightness (near zeta Ari). Perhaps reference can be added about the Moon in the text?