APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

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APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:10 am

Image A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun

Explanation: If you look closely, you will see something quite unusual about this setting Sun. There are birds flying to the Sun's left, but that's not so unusual. A dark sea covers the Sun's bottom, and dark clouds cover parts of the middle, but they are also not very unusual. More unusual is the occulted piece at the top right. And that's no occulting cloud -- that's the Moon. Yesterday the Moon moved in front of part of the Sun as visible from Australia, and although many locations reported annoying clouds, a partially eclipsed Sun would occasionally peek through as it set. The above image was captured yesterday on the western horizon of Adelaide, South Australia. The maximum eclipse was visible only from a small part of Antarctica where the entire Moon could be seen covering the entire center of the Sun in what is known as an annular eclipse, leaving only a ring of fire from the Sun peeking out around the edges. The next solar eclipse will be another partial eclipse, will occur on 2014 October 23, and will be visible from most of North America near sunset.

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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by SumOne » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:34 am

leaving only a ring of fire from the Sun peaking out
That's "peeking out".

"Peaking out" sounds like the termination of a process of orogeny.

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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by Beyond » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:05 am

SumOne wrote:
leaving only a ring of fire from the Sun peaking out
That's "peeking out".

"Peaking out" sounds like the termination of a process of orogeny.
A couple of sentences before 'that' peak, is another "peak". -->a partially eclipsed sun would occasionally peak through as it set.

This APOD has Twin Peaks.
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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:26 am

SumOne wrote:
leaving only a ring of fire from the Sun peaking out
That's "peeking out".
When you peeked the "peaks", did it pique your interest, or were you just piqued?

Homophonia has always sounded fine to me.

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Post by Boomer12k » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:44 am

Australia......no wonder I could not see it......shooot....Well....Hopefully not to cloudy in October....


Nice pic....at least I got to see a picture of it. Thanks.

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Post by Rusty Brown in Cda » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:41 am

"Sneak peek". I watch for it like a hawk every time.

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Post by CURRAHEE CHRIS » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:55 pm

Looks like I need to mark my calendar for the event in October!! :)

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Post by RJN » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:06 pm

Beyond wrote:This APOD has Twin Peaks.
Sorry. Fixed it. My bad. - RJN

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Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Nitpicker wrote:Homophonia has always sounded fine to me.
That's because you're not a Republican politician in the U.S.
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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:34 pm

They don't like homophones in Australia, either. That's why they have made up so many words. In a hundred years they won't even be speaking English.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 pm

You all made me curious as I didn't know "homophone." I was curious so I had to check it (and its versions) out. My Australian version…

Homophone – Barbie (barbeque) , Bobby (English cop)

Homonym – Barbie (grilling apparatus) , Barbie (girl-ing apparatus)

Homograph – Barbie (shrimp collector) , Barbie (collection doll)

This forum has become as educational as the Australian dialect has become fascinating.

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Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:03 pm

CURRAHEE CHRIS wrote:Looks like I need to mark my calendar for the event in October!! :)
Yes. And also mark your calendar for August 21, 2017.
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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by CURRAHEE CHRIS » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:37 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
CURRAHEE CHRIS wrote:Looks like I need to mark my calendar for the event in October!! :)
Yes. And also mark your calendar for August 21, 2017.
Will do my friend though it appears as if the route of that eclipse is south of my location....am I reading that incorrectly???

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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:50 pm

CURRAHEE CHRIS wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:
CURRAHEE CHRIS wrote:Looks like I need to mark my calendar for the event in October!! :)
Yes. And also mark your calendar for August 21, 2017.
Will do my friend though it appears as if the route of that eclipse is south of my location....am I reading that incorrectly???
You have to be within the blue borders to see totality. The eclipse is still visible far outside but will leave some sun peeking out from behind the moon.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:25 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Nitpicker wrote:Homophonia has always sounded fine to me.
That's because you're not a Republican politician in the U.S.
And not just because I dislike being misunderestimated.

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Re: APOD: A Partially Eclipsed Setting Sun (2014 Apr 30)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:27 pm

geckzilla wrote:
CURRAHEE CHRIS wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:Yes. And also mark your calendar for August 21, 2017.
Will do my friend though it appears as if the route of that eclipse is south of my location....am I reading that incorrectly???
You have to be within the blue borders to see totality. The eclipse is still visible far outside but will leave some sun peeking out from behind the moon.
A total eclipse is worth traveling to see! In a very deep partial or annular eclipse the sky will get as dark as twilight and the air will get cooler, and the Sun will have an interesting shape when seen through a safe solar telescope. During a total eclipse the sky will get as dark as nighttime, and with your unaided, unfiltered eyes you will be able to see the Moon silhouetted against the Sun and the Sun's corona extending out into space. A total eclipse is not just one percent better than a 99 percent partial eclipse, it's an entirely different phenomenon.

People get addicted to total solar eclipses and travel all over the world just to experience a few minutes of totality. We here in the US will be fortunate to have a total eclipse so nearby. In addition to selecting an observing location in the path of totality, you also want to consider the weather, and find someplace where you're not likely to have heavy cloud cover.
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