APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:43 pm

Hurray, Equinox!!!!!

Got to get out the drums, and the beads, and the horns, and make a Bonfire, get out the Chant Book, etc.....so many things to do.....

Very interesting video...thanks!

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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:51 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:If this were an art theory discussion board and I were the moderator, my finger would be itching over the delete button.
Luckily, we never delete any posts. We just sweep them under the rug and laugh at you guys in private.
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:53 pm

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Art is just our feeble attempt to interpret nature in different ways.
I resemble that remark.

Did not know Andy Warhol's Soup Can was Nature.....


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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by FloridaMike » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:16 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:If this were an art theory discussion board and I were the moderator, my finger would be itching over the delete button.
WAIT! I thought this was an art discussion forum, my bad! :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:20 pm

Boomer12k wrote:Hurray, Equinox!!!!!

Got to get out the drums, and the beads, and the horns, and make a Bonfire, get out the Chant Book, etc.....so many things to do.....

Very interesting video...thanks!

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Happy Spring to everyone in the northern hemisphere, and best wishes for a good harvest for folks down under.
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:22 pm

FloridaMike wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:If this were an art theory discussion board and I were the moderator, my finger would be itching over the delete button.
WAIT! I thought this was an art discussion forum, my bad! :lol2:
No worries. I'm not the moderator, either. :|
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:31 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:If this were an art theory discussion board and I were the moderator, my finger would be itching over the delete button.
Luckily, we never delete any posts. We just sweep them under the rug and laugh at you guys in private.


Really ? You could have fooled me. :lol2:

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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:50 pm

therm wrote:
Phm wrote:Vertical means perpendicular to the surface of the geoid (aligned with the gradient of the gravity field), or pointing to the center of mass of the Earth. Therefore the terminator is always vertical (assuming the earth is a sphere, the plane of the terminator always cuts this sphere in two halves).
I think they mean vertical to the ecliptic plane of the solar system.
Well, the terminator is always vertical (perpendicular) to the ecliptic plane. In this APOD, the ecliptic plane rotates.

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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:21 pm

Ron-Astro Pharmacist wrote:Really ? You could have fooled me. :lol2:
Yeah, except it is not a rug but rather a bin. It is called the Bin of Hidden Shame located invisibly at the bottom of the forum (you need special glasses to see it). And there really isn't any laughter inside except for a few rare morsels. Mostly there is sadness. So I did lie. Really, you don't want to take a trip there.
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:30 pm

The following link shows the terminator about one minute after equinox -- 2014-03-20 16:57 UT -- on a more conventional 2-D world map projection:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/s ... n=58&sec=0

Happy Northward Equinox. Enjoy that Sun!

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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by OzRattler » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:30 pm

A clip that gives a certain objectivity to Earth and us who dwell on it.

Brilliant bit of image compilation. Thanks!
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:49 pm

Nitpicker wrote:The following link shows the terminator about one minute after equinox -- 2014-03-20 16:57 UT -- on a more conventional 2-D world map projection:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/s ... n=58&sec=0

Happy Northward Equinox. Enjoy that Sun!
Thanks for taking good care of him since the Southward Equinox. (I like that terminology.)
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Re: APOD: Equinox on a Spinning Earth (2014 Mar 19)

Post by LocalColor » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:06 am

This "video" is both art and science (in my very humble opinion) - showing the reason for our seasons.