APOD: Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid (2015 Nov 12)

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APOD: Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid (2015 Nov 12)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:14 am

Image Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid

Explanation: On November 8, a waning crescent Moon joined the continuing parade of planets in Earth's morning skies. Captured here from Amboseli National Park, Kenya, even the overexposed moonlight can't washout brilliant Venus though, lined up near the ecliptic plane with faint Mars and bright Jupiter above. As if Moon and planets aren't enough, a comparably bright Taurid meteor also streaks through the scene. In fact November's Taurid meteor showers have had a high proportion of bright fireballs. Apparently streaming from radiants in Taurus, the meteors are caused by our fair planet's annual passage through debris from Comet 2P/Encke. The comet's dust grains are catching up with Earth's atmosphere at a relatively low speed of about 27 kilometers per second.

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Re: APOD: Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid (2015 Nov 12)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:13 pm

Nice shot – especially for us under the sign of the Bull. Are we made from comet dust or maybe just remnants from the Big Bang as I speak; a conglomeration of particles flying through space interacting with other fermions?

Thanks for the image and get ready for Odd Day - coming tomorrow. Some of us are off to an early start. :lol2: No bull!
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Re: APOD: Kenya Morning Moon, Planets, and Taurid (2015 Nov 12)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:41 pm

It's Torrid, all right.

Good interesting Pic...

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