APOD: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn (2018 Nov 16)

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APOD: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn (2018 Nov 16)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:09 am

Image The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

Explanation: Last Sunday when the Moon was young its sunlit crescent hung low near the western horizon at sunset. With strong earthshine it was joined by Saturn shining in the early evening sky for a beautiful conjunction visible to skygazers around our fair planet. On that clear evening on a hill near Veszprem, Hungary mother, daughter, bright planet, and young Moon are framed in this quiet night skyscape taken with a telephoto lens. Of course the Moon ages too quickly for some, and by tonight the sunlit part has reached its first quarter phase. This weekend skygazers spending quality time under Moon and stars might expect to see the annual rain of comet dust otherwise known as the Leonid meteor shower.

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Re: APOD: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn (2018 Nov 16)

Post by jisles » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:36 pm

Notice that the image of Saturn is oval, unlike the star images. The rings are currently open to an angle of 26 degrees.

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Re: APOD: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn (2018 Nov 16)

Post by neufer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm

jisles wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:36 pm

Notice that the image of Saturn is oval, unlike the star images. The rings are currently open to an angle of 26 degrees.
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=oval wrote:
oval (adj.) 1570s, from Modern Latin ovalis "egg-shaped" (source of French oval, 1540s),
literally "of or pertaining to an egg," from Latin ovum "egg" (see ovum). The classical Latin word was ovatus.

Ovaltine: proprietary name of a drink mix, 1906, probably based on Latin ovum, because eggs are one of the ingredients.
Seinfeld: Why do they call it Ovaltine? The mug is round. The jar is round... They should call it Roundtine.
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