APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

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APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat May 04, 2013 4:10 am

Image Hungarian Spring Eclipse

Explanation: Last week, as the Sun set a Full Moon rose over the springtime landscape of Tihany, Hungary on the northern shores of Lake Balaton. As it climbed into the clear sky, the Moon just grazed the dark, umbral shadow of planet Earth in the year's first partial lunar eclipse. The partial phase, seen near the top of this frame where the lunar disk is darkened along the upper limb, lasted for less than 27 minutes. Composited from consecutive exposures, the picture presents the scene's range of natural colors and subtle shading apparent to the eye. At next week's New Moon, the season's celestial shadow play will continue with an annular solar eclipse, the path of annularity tracking through northern Australia and the central Pacific.

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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by saturno2 » Sat May 04, 2013 10:46 am

I like

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Post by MargaritaMc » Sat May 04, 2013 12:34 pm

saturno2 wrote:I like
Me, too.
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by Beyond » Sat May 04, 2013 12:50 pm

It reminds me of a space shuttle launch and then it rotates and looks like it's flying upside down.
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat May 04, 2013 2:44 pm

?? I liked the Swan youtube,
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but couldn't figure out what it had to do with the moon! I must have missed the point. :?
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Post by Beyond » Sat May 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Reflection??
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by MargaritaMc » Sat May 04, 2013 3:11 pm

orin stepanek wrote:?? I liked the Swan youtube, but couldn't figure out what it had to do with the moon! I must have missed the point. :?
"Clair de Lune" is French for "moonlight" :)
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by LocalColor » Sat May 04, 2013 5:05 pm

Very nice composite Tamas Ladanyi and congrats on having it posted to APOD. Our side of the world will miss out on eclipses this year.

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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by mjimih » Sat May 04, 2013 5:14 pm

beautiful.

Our moon tries hard to break out from the humdrum of mediacracy.

I often wish our Earth had some more moons, that would take a significantly different path across the sky than the Sun; That they would travel at a different speed across the sky than the Sun; That they would be a different color than the Sun, like greenish or blueish; that they would travel in the opposite direction than the Sun; that they would be a different size than the Sun; and or even be visible during the day, like our Sun :lol2: . Whew thank god for eclipses and the soft colors of sunsets and rises!


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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by TNT » Sat May 04, 2013 6:08 pm

Stunning. It's great to see what the eclipse looks like, even if it is just a picture. :)
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat May 04, 2013 6:16 pm

mjimih wrote:I often wish our Earth had some more moons, that would take a significantly different path across the sky than the Sun; That they would travel at a different speed across the sky than the Sun; That they would be a different color than the Sun, like greenish or blueish; that they would travel in the opposite direction than the Sun; that they would be a different size than the Sun; and or even be visible during the day, like our Sun :lol2: . Whew thank god for eclipses and the soft colors of sunsets and rises!
Traveling in different paths or directions across the sky compared with the Sun would be unlikely in a system with long term stability, and I don't think we'd want to live on a planet without such stability! But I'm rather certain that our existing Moon is quite visible during the day, all but a few days a month.
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Re: APOD: Hungarian Spring Eclipse (2013 May 04)

Post by mjimih » Sat May 04, 2013 9:27 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
mjimih wrote:I often wish our Earth had some more moons, that would take a significantly different path across the sky than the Sun; That they would travel at a different speed across the sky than the Sun; That they would be a different color than the Sun, like greenish or blueish; that they would travel in the opposite direction than the Sun; that they would be a different size than the Sun; and or even be visible during the day, like our Sun :lol2: . Whew thank god for eclipses and the soft colors of sunsets and rises!
Traveling in different paths or directions across the sky compared with the Sun would be unlikely in a system with long term stability, and I don't think we'd want to live on a planet without such stability! But I'm rather certain that our existing Moon is quite visible during the day, all but a few days a month.
What a shame, as I would never get tired of watching a green moon racing from the SE to the NW 4 times a day at about 120,000 miles away (about twice as close as today) looking very large.

Maybe in the near enough future someone will make a science fiction movie illustrating my highly improbable request.
Aliens will find Earth absolutely amazingly beautiful and fragile to behold. But if they get close enough, they'll see 7,000,000,000 of us and think "Uh oh, that's a lot for such a small planet. Wonder if we should help?"