APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

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APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:06 am

Image Supermoon over Spanish Castle

Explanation: No, this castle was not built with the Moon attached. To create the spectacular juxtaposition, careful planning and a bit of good weather was needed. Pictured, the last supermoon of 2016 was captured last week rising directly beyond one of the towers of Bellver Castle in Palma de Mallorca on the Balearic Islands of Spain. The supermoon was the last full moon of 2016 and known to some as the Oak Moon. Bellver Castle was built in the early 1300s and has served as a home -- but occasional as a prison -- to numerous kings and queens. The Moon was built about 4.5 billion years ago, possibly resulting from a great collision with a Mars-sized celestial body and Earth. The next supermoon, defined as when the moon appears slightly larger and brighter than usual, will occur on 2017 December 3 and be visible not only behind castles but all over the Earth.

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Re: APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by Tsukalos » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:34 am

The Moon was built about 4.5 billion years ago
I'm not saying it's aliens, but... they came from outer space... :saturn:

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Re: APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by heehaw » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:00 am

Too cute for words.

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Post by NekRomantika » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Creo que efectivamente Dios no juega a los dados... Juega al Golf!!!

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Post by heehaw » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:32 pm

NekRomantika wrote:Creo que efectivamente Dios no juega a los dados... Juega al Golf!!!
Here's what Google Translate gave me: "I think that indeed Dios no plays to them given... Plays to the golf course!"

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Post by neufer » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:02 pm

heehaw wrote:
NekRomantika wrote:
Creo que efectivamente Dios no juega a los dados... Juega al Golf!!!
Here's what Google Translate gave me: "I think that indeed Dios no plays to them given... Plays to the golf course!"
I believe that God does not play dice... he plays golf!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majorca wrote: <<The Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria first arrived on Majorca/Mallorca in 1867, travelling under his title 'Count of Neuendorf'. He later settled there, buying up wild areas of land in order to preserve and enjoy them. Nowadays, a number of trekking routes are named after him. The 'Count of Neuendorf' became fluent in Catalan, carried out research into the island's flora and fauna, history, and culture to produce his main work, Die Balearen, an extremely comprehensive collection of books about the Balearic Islands, consisting of 7 volumes. It took him 22 years to complete.>>
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Re: APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by Ann » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:22 pm

heehaw wrote:Too cute for words.
That's what I thought too... so I'll have to use smilies! :D :yes: :thumb_up:

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Post by Fred the Cat » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:05 pm

What to do with an old castle?
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Post by Wonderin » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:00 pm

Interesting photo. The bank of clouds in the photo appears to pass behind the moon. Just sayin....

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Post by MarkBour » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:23 pm

NekRomantika wrote:Creo que efectivamente Dios no juega a los dados... Juega al Golf!!!
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Post by neufer » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:40 pm

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_golf wrote:
<<The word golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots word goulf (variously spelled) meaning "to strike or cuff". This word may, in turn, be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning "bat," or "club," and the Dutch sport of the same name. J. R. R. Tolkien nodded to this Dutch derivation in his 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit. There he mentions that the game of golf was invented when a club-wielding hobbit knocked the head off a goblin named Golfimbul, and the head sailed through the air and landed in a hole.>>
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Re: APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by saturno2 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:15 pm

Interesting image
Very good

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Post by ta152h0 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:49 pm

I saw the supermoon over my house, an american castle. It was noticeably large and bright
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Post by taddavis25 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:15 am

Oh No! Photo shopped picture? Ordinary camera optics couldn't do this.

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Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:54 am

taddavis25 wrote:Oh No! Photo shopped picture? Ordinary camera optics couldn't do this.
I don't see why not. I've got dozens of similar pictures of the Moon rising over assorted landscapes.
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Post by neufer » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:57 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
taddavis25 wrote:
Oh No! Photo shopped picture? Ordinary camera optics couldn't do this.
I don't see why not. I've got dozens of similar pictures of the Moon rising over assorted landscapes.
  • However, any picture showing ta152h0's home looking like
    a large & bright american castle has been Photo shopped.
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Post by ta152h0 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:19 pm

Yes
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Re: APOD: Supermoon over Spanish Castle (2016 Dec 19)

Post by ozalba » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 am

APOD Robot wrote:
... The next supermoon, ... will occur on 2017 December 3 and be visible not only behind castles but all over the Earth.
Well now, let's look at this: December 3 is close to the solstice, so the Moon will be high in the northern ecliptic. How high? Good old Stellarium tells us it will be beautifully placed in the Hyades, around +18°. So, with that declination, you'd better be further north than most of Antarctica, if you want to see it. If you do happen to be around 69°35' south, and 120° east, you should be able to see the Full Moon and the Midnight Sun simultaneously, and at the same altitude.

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