APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

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APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:06 am

Image Around the World at Night

Explanation: Watch this video. In only a minute or so you can explore the night skies around planet Earth through a compilation of stunning timelapse sequences. The presentation will take you to sites in the United States, Germany, Russia, Iran, Nepal, Thailand, Laos and China. You might even catch the view from a small island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. But remember that while you're home tonight, the night sky will come to you. Look up and celebrate the night during this International Dark Sky Week.

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:05 am

We do so many things together...

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by Markus Schwarz » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:17 am

Unfortunately, the outer premises of our new apartment have lights that maximize light pollution :(

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by heehaw » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:50 pm

Very nice indeed! Why have I never before seen MOVIES of Earth's rotation in star trails!

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:50 pm

Lotta nightlife!👀 Beautiful Skys! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by johnnydeep » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:03 pm

As beautiful as this short video and musical accompaniment was, it's sobering to think that the vast universe we are embedded in cares not a whit for the current dire plight of humankind on planet earth. We're all - and only us - in this together indeed.

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by MarkBour » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:40 pm

johnnydeep wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:03 pm
As beautiful as this short video and musical accompaniment was, it's sobering to think that the vast universe we are embedded in cares not a whit for the current dire plight of humankind on planet earth. We're all - and only us - in this together indeed.
Or, it cares about us ... cares enough to "cull the herd" when we won't do it ourselves.
(Okay, I don't totally believe the above, but I think it's an interesting point for discussion.)
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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by justme » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Wow!!

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Post by orin stepanek » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:57 am

Well if there is life out there; we'll never know it cuz it's Oh So Far Away! :shock: With 200 billion stars in the MW and 7 to 10 planets per star----- Awe; Come On! See I happen to believe there is! :mrgreen: There are many who beleave that life here began out there!
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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by Barbara Phillips » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:58 pm

Seriously, Why is it that our brains prefer to see the world as stationary, while it is so hard to fathom that the sky is not moving, we are, in a time lapse? (Well other than the atmosphere)

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Re: APOD: Around the World at Night (2020 Apr 24)

Post by Tilt » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:29 am

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

SOUTHERN CROSS
(Steve Cash & John Dillon)

There's a lot of folks down at the island
That follow that astrologee
Some got a chart of the Heavens
And some got a fancy degree
But me, I got a pickup
And I drive it like the Fourth of July
And that's where I seen the vision
When it fell right outta the sky –

It said, “Follow…

Follow the Southern Cross
Leave your luck in Mexico
There ain't no way to get lost
‘Cause there ain't no place to go!”

So I bought me a ticket to Texas
And I hopped on a plane to Peru
I met a little lady from Chile
And she fed me a tropical root
Now I'm down in Tierra del Fuego
And nothin' aroun’ me is right
I think I got a case of lumbago
But it's better than the Northern Lights —

I’ve got to follow…

Follow the Southern Cross
Leave your luck in Mexico
There ain't no way to get lost
‘Cause there ain't no place to go!

[ HORNS CUT LOOSE … with Siren ]

So I paddled out to Easter Island
(A)bout as fast as I could go
I saw an albatross on the horizon
And the stone heads all in a row
I found the secret of navigation
And the Mystery of the Milky Way
Now I'm livin' in the constellations
Tell me what more can I say?

You’ve got to follow…

Follow the Southern Cross
And leave your luck in Mexico
There ain't no way to get lost
‘Cause there ain't no place to go!

WOOOOO !

[ MORE HORNS… and Fade ]


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