APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

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APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:07 am

Image Four Planet Sunset

Explanation: You can see four planets in this serene sunset image, created from a series of stacked digital exposures captured near dusk on May 25. The composite picture follows the trail of three of them, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury (left to right) dropping toward the western horizon, gathered close in last month's remarkable triple planetary conjunction. Similar in brightness to planet Mercury, the star Elnath (Beta Tauri) is also tracked across the scene, leaving its dotted trail still farther to the right. Of course, in the foreground are the still, shallow waters of Alikes salt lake, reflecting the striking colors of sunset over Kos Island, Greece, planet Earth. For now, Jupiter has wandered into the glare of the setting Sun, but Mercury and Venus remain low in the west at twilight.

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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by Beyond » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:24 am

I guess I'm worse at math then i thought. Three planets and a star = a four planet sunset :?: :?: :?
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:28 am

You missed the closest one, Beyond.
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by Beyond » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:05 am

The :ninja: gecko has discovered my far-sightedness. :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by fausto.lubatti » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:43 am

Great idea and beautiful picture! :)

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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:15 am

I figured it out... 8-)

You have to look hard....and yet...

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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by saturno2 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:25 am

This is a beautiful image
A good composition of elements and colors.

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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by neufer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:20 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_Hippocrates wrote: <<The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree (platane) under which, according to the legend, Hippocrates of Kos (Ἱπποκράτης; c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC) taught his pupils the art of medicine. The Platanus in Kos is an oriental plane (Platanus orientalis), with a crown diameter of about 12 metres, said to be the largest for a plane tree in Europe.

Hippocrates' tree resides on the Platía Platanou (or "Square of the Platane"), in front of the Castle of Knights and next to the Gazi Hassan Mosque (erected in 1776) in the centre of Kos town. The current tree is only about 500 years old, but may possibly be a descendant of the original tree which allegedly stood there 2400 years ago, in Hippocrates' time. The tree has become hollowed out over the years, and some branches are supported by metal scaffolding.>>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath wrote:
<<The Hippocratic Oath (orkos) is widely believed to have been written either by Hippocrates, often regarded as the father of western medicine, or by one of his students. The oath is written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC). While there is currently no legal obligation for medical students to swear an oath upon graduating, 98% of American medical students swear some form of oath, while only 50% of British medical students do. However, the vast majority of oaths or declarations sworn have been heavily modified and modernized. In a 1989 survey of 126 US medical schools, only three reported usage of the original oath. It has been suggested by Sir Joseph Rotblat in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 that a similar oath should be undertaken by scientists, a Hippocratic Oath for Scientists.>>
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by Beyond » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:26 pm

neufer wrote:Art Neuendorffer (Hypocrite)
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by ChrisKotsiopoulos » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi! Thank you!
I'm glad you like the photo.
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by bobjoy57 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:18 pm

Two of the sunsets are reflected in the lake. Center bottom. Or, am I imagining?

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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by neufer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:07 pm

bobjoy57 wrote:
Two of the sunsets are reflected in the lake. Center bottom. Or, am I imagining?
Three of the planets are clearly reflected in the lake.
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Re: APOD: Four Planet Sunset (2013 Jun 13)

Post by Jacob » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:30 pm

neufer wrote:
bobjoy57 wrote:
Three of the planets are clearly reflected in the lake.
Har har. ;) However, since the caption already made use of that, you probably won't get many people to squint. =P