APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

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APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:05 am

Image A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse

Explanation: What's rising above the horizon behind those clouds? It's the Sun. Most sunrises don't look like this, though, because most sunrises don't include the Moon. In the early morning of 2013 May 10, however, from Western Australia, the Moon was between the Earth and the rising Sun. At times, it would be hard for the uninformed to understand what was happening. In an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun, and at most leaves a ring of fire where sunlight pours out around every edge of the Moon. The featured time-lapse video also recorded the eclipse through the high refraction of the Earth's atmosphere just above the horizon, making the unusual rising Sun and Moon appear also flattened. As the video continues on, the Sun continues to rise, and the Sun and Moon begin to separate. This weekend, a new annular solar eclipse will occur, visible from central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and a narrow band across Asia, with much of Earth's Eastern hemisphere being able to see a partial solar eclipse.

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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:24 am

8-)
DistortedSunrise_Chasiotis_1080.jpg
You don't get to see a crescent sun very often! :D 8-)
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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by Ann » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:00 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:24 am
8-) DistortedSunrise_Chasiotis_1080.jpg

You don't get to see a crescent sun very often! :D 8-)
Thanks for reminding us of that magnificent photo, Orin! 😀

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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by TheZuke! » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:47 pm

So, I'm wondering why in some scenes the Moon "exits" the Sun on the lower left, and on some the lower right.
I also was disappointed that the compilation had the "large cloudy sunmoonrise" broken up through the video, instead of being a contiguous clip.

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Post by johnnydeep » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:51 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:24 am
8-) DistortedSunrise_Chasiotis_1080.jpg

You don't get to see a crescent sun very often! :D 8-)
Very cool. Looks like some Elven war ship arriving from Middle Earth!
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Post by johnnydeep » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:54 pm

TheZuke! wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:47 pm
So, I'm wondering why in some scenes the Moon "exits" the Sun on the lower left, and on some the lower right.
I also was disappointed that the compilation had the "large cloudy sunmoonrise" broken up through the video, instead of being a contiguous clip.
I agree. I'm confused. There seem to be half a dozen separate interleaved clips in the short video and it's not clear to me what the differences are. Were they all taken in western Australia? I see two different names on the attribution, so maybe two separate photographers from different locations?
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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by Fischerizator » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am

So the Sun and even the Moon rise westward in Australia ?

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Post by TheZuke! » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Fischerizator wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am
So the Sun and even the Moon rise westward in Australia ?
It reminds me of the only time I've been in the So. Hemisphere.
My wife and I were staying in Brazil, and before the trip I wondered what it would be like for me to see the Sun in the northern sky.
I was surprised to find out that my brain was trained to believe that mid-day Sun would indicate South and so I kept getting East and West backwards as a result!

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Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:41 pm

Fischerizator wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am
So the Sun and even the Moon rise westward in Australia ?
Not sure what you mean by that. In either hemisphere, the Sun and Moon rise in the east (though rarely exactly east). If you're in the northern hemisphere, the ecliptic is tipped toward the south, so they appear to rise upwards and to the right. In the southern hemisphere, the ecliptic is tipped to the north, so they rise upward and to the left.
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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by TheZuke! » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm

Fischerizator wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am
So the Sun and even the Moon rise westward in Australia ?
Westward?
As in the westward sky or rising in a westwardly direction?
:)

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Re: APOD: A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse (2020 Jun 15)

Post by neufer » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:55 pm

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TheZuke! wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Fischerizator wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:49 am

So the Sun and even the Moon rise westward in Australia ?
Westward?

As in the westward sky or rising in a westwardly direction? :)
Easterly may refer to anything facing,
located in, or coming from, the East,
particularly westward trade winds,
which blow primarily east-to-west in tropical regions.
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