APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

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APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:05 am

Image Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal

Explanation: On October 25th, Sun and New Moon set together as seen from Agra, India. Their close conjunction near the western horizon, a partial solar eclipse, was captured in this elevated view in hazy skies near the solitary dome of the Taj Mahal. Of course, the partial solar eclipse was also seen from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia. This eclipse was the last of two solar eclipses (both partial eclipses) in 2022. But the next Full Moon will slide through planet Earth's shadow on November 7/8, in a total lunar eclipse.

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Re: APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

Post by De58te » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:15 am

Sunset is the best time to see a partial Solar Eclipse. I like that you don't have to buy number 8 or 10 welder's glass to see it without going blind.

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Re: APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:18 am

De58te wrote: Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:15 am Sunset is the best time to see a partial Solar Eclipse. I like that you don't have to buy number 8 or 10 welder's glass to see it without going blind.
Well, not blind as fast, anyway. Even at sunset, with a Sun that doesn't elicit a blink reflex, you can damage your retina looking at it for very long. IR can be a problem.

(Probably not too dangerous when the light comes through what passes for air in most of India.)
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Re: APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

Post by Cousin Ricky » Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:22 am

Excellent composition!

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Re: APOD: Sunset, Moonset, Taj Mahal (2022 Oct 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:04 am

2022-10-25pseTaj600h.jpg
When the sun and moon set together in an eclipse; it makes for a
neat photo! :D
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