APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

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APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:07 am

Image Friday, the Moon Smiled

Explanation: Friday, an old Moon smiled for early morning risers. Its waning sunlit crescent is captured in this atmospheric scene from clear skies near Bursa, Turkey, planet Earth. In the subtle twilight hues nearby celestial lights are Jupiter (top) and Venus shining close to the eastern horizon. But today, Saturday, the Moon will be new and early next week its waxing crescent will follow the setting Sun as it sinks in the west. Then, a young Moon's smile will join Saturn and Mercury in early evening skies.

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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:34 am

Must have been a very tranquil time...

Lovely.

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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by heehaw » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:44 am

What a serene scene!

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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by ta152h0 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by FLPhotoCatcher » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:20 am

Has anyone compared the crescent moon to a smile before 1900? What about in times BC?

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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by neufer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:20 pm

FLPhotoCatcher wrote:
Has anyone compared the crescent moon to a smile before 1900? What about in times BC?
Exactly the same.
heehaw wrote:
What a serene scene!
A serene Selene scene!
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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by MarkBour » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:06 am

neufer wrote:
heehaw wrote: What a serene scene!
A serene Selene scene!
And here is a serene scene of Selene sur la Seine.
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Or ...
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Here a skein of sienna string is seen sheathing the serene scene of Selene sur la Seine.

Okay, I'll stop now, and go seek therapy.
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Re: APOD: Friday, the Moon Smiled (2017 Nov 18)

Post by neufer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:57 am

MarkBour wrote:
Okay, I'll stop now, and go seek therapy.
Downright in Seine :derp: , IMHO.
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