APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

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APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby APOD Robot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:05 am

Image Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails

Explanation: On January 31, a leisurely lunar eclipse was enjoyed from all over the night side of planet Earth, the first of three consecutive total eclipses of the Moon. This dramatic time-lapse image followed the celestial performance for over three hours in a combined series of exposures from Hebei Province in Northern China. Fixed to a tripod, the camera records the Full Moon sliding through a clear night sky. Too bright just before and after the eclipse, the Moon's bow tie-shaped trail grows narrow and red during the darker total eclipse phase that lasted an hour and 16 minutes. In the distant background are the colorful trails of stars in concentric arcs above and below the celestial equator.

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Re: APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby Boomer12k » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:57 am

Anyone for "Lunar GRIN"?


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Re: APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby Case » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 am

Very creative to image the eclipse like this.

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Re: APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby Indigo_Sunrise » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 am

"Bow Tie"?!? It looks more like a Q-tip :lol2:

(but it's a very nice image!)
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Re: APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby Spicy Meatball » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:18 pm

Am i the only one seeing that the tree looks like its holding a baton?
This tree shows us only one tree is strong. :lol2:

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Re: APOD: Bow Tie Moon and Star Trails (2018 Feb 08)

Postby Gosh » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Indigo_Sunrise wrote:"Bow Tie"?!? It looks more like a Q-tip :lol2:

(but it's a very nice image!)


Absolutely right!!!!!!!!!!! I'll bet Johnson and Johnson will buy that image! That means money for the next NASA shot to Mars!


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