APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

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APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:08 am

Image Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet

Explanation: The alarmingly tall inhabitants of this small, snowy planet cast long shadows in bright moonlight. Of course, the snowy planet is actually planet Earth and the wide-angle mosaic, shown as a little planet projection, was recorded on February 25 during the long northern night of the Full Snow Moon. The second brightest celestial beacon is Jupiter, on the right above the little planet's horizon. Lights near Östersund, Sweden glow along the horizon, surrounding the snow covered lake Storsjön. The photographer reports that the journey out onto the frozen lake by sled to capture the evocative Full Snow Moon scene was accompanied by ice sounds, biting cold, and a moonlit mist.

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Beyond » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:03 am

APOD wrote:Lights near Östersund, Sweden glow along the horizon,
Hey Ann, you're almost in today's APOD :!: :yes: :clap:
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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Ann » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:12 am

Beyond wrote:
APOD wrote:Lights near Östersund, Sweden glow along the horizon,
Hey Ann, you're almost in today's APOD :!: :yes: :clap:
I am, almost!

It's a pretty picture, and very blue. And very cold!!!! :ohno:

Winter in Sweden!

But well done, Göran Strand! :D

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by owlice » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:24 am

A great APOD! The image is charming and beautiful, the text is great, and it even comes with the perfect poem for the occasion!
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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Pit » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Wow, this is really stunning. Not only aesthetically, but also technically. I really wonder how they did the initial panaorama (and especially the nadir shot) whithout disrupting the snow too much. Well done!

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by MargaritaMc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:31 pm

owlice wrote:A great APOD! The image is charming and beautiful, the text is great, and it even comes with the perfect poem for the occasion!
I nearly missed the link to the poem from the Apod ( evocative). I hadn't come across this poem before - you would think that de la Mare had seen this image, wouldn't you?
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
&mdash; Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:40 pm

Ah, yes, standing on my own little planet would be great...but, please, something a little warmer...Like, Planet Bermuda!!!!

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:43 pm

Good thing they didn't turn around... It looked like bigfoot had been creeping up on them :lol2: :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:17 pm

Actually it looks more like a Yeti print.
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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Less seriously, you at APOD are really just getting us ready for what we’ll be seeing when that roaming black hole zips past us accelerating us to nearly the speed of light.

That inspires a truly bad poem to go along with my bad astronomy:

The Black Hole Cometh
By : SA Squash

As the mighty black hole cometh
The folks on Earth were greatly bummed
Before their eyes the sky did change
Twisted, stretched, squished and maimed

As for our New now, where and when
What us here on Earth were needing
Is a better clock, map and compass
To show us where in hell it’s leading

When the sky turned red and mean
Wormholes, spirals, the jets shot by
Bending, turning, the knots unfold
To find us at the pot of gold
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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by emc » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:04 pm

the moon does look like a big snow ball

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Re: APOD: Snow Moon for a Snowy Planet (2013 Feb 28)

Post by awesomeness » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:07 am

Wow, one of the best images yet, amazing!!!