APOD: Partial Eclipse over Beijing (2019 Jan 11)

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APOD: Partial Eclipse over Beijing (2019 Jan 11)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 am

Image Partial Eclipse over Beijing

Explanation: On January 6 the New Moon rose in silhouette with the Sun seen from northeastern Asia. Near maximum, the dramatic partial solar eclipse is captured in this telephoto view through hazy skies. In the foreground, the hill top Wanchun pavilion overlooking central Beijing's popular Forbidden City hosts eclipse-watching early morning risers. This was the first of five, three solar and two lunar, eclipses for 2019. Next up is a total lunar eclipse during this month's Full Perigee Moon. At night on January 21, that celestial shadow play will be visible from the hemisphere of planet Earth that includes the Americas, Europe, and western Africa.

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Re: APOD: Partial Eclipse over Beijing (2019 Jan 11)

Post by De58te » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Amazing picture. Orbital mechanics are amazing. I can't imagine what spectacular view China's rover on the Far Side has of this partial solar eclipse. [kidding.]

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Re: APOD: Partial Eclipse over Beijing (2019 Jan 11)

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm

De58te wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Amazing picture. Orbital mechanics are amazing. I can't imagine what spectacular view China's rover on the Far Side has of this partial solar eclipse. [kidding.]
You could say that the rover gets to observe a total solar eclipse every month! And while you'd never see it as a ring from the Moon, of course, you should get a spectacular view of a big chunk of corona every sunrise and sunset.
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Re: APOD: Partial Eclipse over Beijing (2019 Jan 11)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 am

Nice Shot...I hope we are not cloudy and wet for the Full Lunar Eclipse on the 21st...

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