APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10)

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APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10)

Postby APOD Robot » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:07 am

Image Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning

Explanation: Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. In January 2007, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught has now returned to the outer Solar System and is now only visible with a large telescope. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.

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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby Beyond » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Still as nice as it was when it was first presented almost 7 years ago. :yes:
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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby orin stepanek » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:56 pm

I liked the reaminedd visible link! http://funpics.classicfun.ws/var/albums ... hiding.jpg 8-)
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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby LMGCUMC » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Are those Castor and Pollux to the lower left above the beach?

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Postby zzwerzy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:32 pm

The ghostly people by the waterline are an artifact of the three exposures? :?:

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Postby 10NOT613a » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:16 pm

Learning about coincidences: Notice the three pyramids on the white shirts in the center of photo.

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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby Beyond » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:09 pm

10NOT613a wrote:Learning about coincidences: Notice the three pyramids on the white shirts in the center of photo.

The left one seems to be a volcano pyramid, spewing straight up. Must be awful low gravity on that shirt. :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby Boomer12k » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:19 pm

Crikies..that's awesome!!!!!!!!!

but they forgot to add.....fireworks, comet, lightning...and PLANET EARTH!!!!!

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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby rstevenson » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:28 pm

10NOT613a wrote:Learning about coincidences: Notice the three pyramids on the white shirts in the center of photo.

Since they're sitting together and wearing identical T-shirts, my guess is it's not a coincidence.

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Re: APOD: Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning (2013 Nov 10

Postby Nitpicker » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:29 pm

LMGCUMC wrote:Are those Castor and Pollux to the lower left above the beach?


No, those are The Pointers (Hadar & Rigil Kent, or Beta & Alpha Centauri), just to the East of South, over Fremantle Ports. They are both circumpolar from Perth, and are shown in this image an hour or so after their lower culmination.

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10NOT613a wrote:Learning about coincidences: Notice the three pyramids on the white shirts in the center of photo.

The left one seems to be a volcano pyramid, spewing straight up. Must be awful low gravity on that shirt. :mrgreen:


I think the green above the pyramids/volcanos/triangles are glow sticks worn as necklaces. We all celebrate "cultural" days in our own way. (And I think the person on the left sports a pony-tail.)

zzwerzy wrote:The ghostly people by the waterline are an artifact of the three exposures? :?:


Yes, weren't they selfish for not holding still?! :wink:


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