APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

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APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:06 am

Image A Wintry Shower

Explanation: Four Geminids flash through northern skies in this wintry night skyscape. The bright fireball and 3 fainter meteors were captured in a single 10 second exposure, near the peak of December's Geminid meteor shower. Reflecting the fireball's greenish light, a partially frozen Lake Edith in Alberta Canada's Jasper National Park lies in the foreground, with the Canadian Rocky Mountains ranging along the northern horizon. Of course, the glacial lake is cold even in summer. But photographer Jack Fusco reports that he experienced -9 degree C temperatures that night while enjoying one of the most active meteor showers he's ever seen.

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Re: APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

Post by Liebencrantz » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:33 am

Nice shot. as amazing as exposure stacked digitally overlaid astro photography is, its nice to see a beautiful shot, captured in one go, as seen through the camera. thanks for posting this

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Re: APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:04 am

Great image from an INTREPID photog...

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Post by heehaw » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:32 pm

Imagine each and every night on Earth, say, 4 million years ago. Probably meteors galore every single night! The solar system cleaning itself up, meteor by meteor!

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Re: APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:29 pm

heehaw wrote:Imagine each and every night on Earth, say, 4 million years ago. Probably meteors galore every single night! The solar system cleaning itself up, meteor by meteor!
Four billion years ago, I think.
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Re: APOD: A Wintry Shower (2017 Dec 16)

Post by neufer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:06 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cavell wrote:

<<Edith Louisa Cavell (4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and shot by a German firing squad.

She is well known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough, I must have no hate in my heart". Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved." The Church of England commemorates her in its Calendar of Saints on 12 October. Mount Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada are named after Cavell.>>
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