APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

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APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:05 am

[img]https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/calendar/S_211010.jpg[/img] Full Moon Silhouettes

Explanation: Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. One impressive moonrise was imaged in early 2013 over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. The featured single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time -- it is not a time lapse. People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth's largest satellite. Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult: it happens every day, although only half the time at night. Each day the Moon rises about fifty minutes later than the previous day, with a full moon always rising at sunset. This Saturday, October 16, is International Observe the Moon Night, where you observe a first-quarter Moon along with other lunar enthusiasts.

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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:13 pm

sunsilhouettes_gilbert_960.jpg
Hard time finding still shot of a moon with silhpette; here is one of
the sun! :roll:
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Lava lamp Luna? :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by bystander » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:50 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Hard time finding still shot of a moon with silhpette; here is one of
the sun! :roll:
Full_Moon_Silhouette.jpg
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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by E Fish » Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:48 pm

A beautiful video. I think I remember seeing it before. Regardless, well worth seeing again.

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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by johnnydeep » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:10 pm

It's cool that the moon's surface - in particular, the edge - seems to be roiling like the surface of the sun! (Yes, I know it's only due to atmospheric refraction - of the earth's air not the moon's!)
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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by steve case » Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:37 pm

A very welcome repeat, probably one of the APODs of all time.

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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:24 am

bystander wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:50 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:13 pm
Hard time finding still shot of a moon with silhpette; here is one of
the sun! :roll:
Full_Moon_Silhouette.jpg
Thanks bystander; very nice!
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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by JackWhite » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:32 pm

This is my favorite wives to see. Almost every forum/theme website has it, but great video editing. Reminds me again and again why I love space :)

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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by neufer » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:31 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Victoria,_Wellington wrote:
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<<Mount Victoria is a prominent hill 196 metres high immediately to the east of central Wellington, New Zealand. About 4 kilometres due south is a spur named Mount Albert and the two are linked by a ridge. Mount Victoria was used twice as a location in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The very first footage on the project was shot off Alexandra Road on 11 October 1999, called the "Get off the road" scene, followed by the "Escape from the Nazgûl" scenes a few hundred metres to the North. Later an old quarry at the top end of Ellice Street was used as the Rohirrim camp at Dunharrow.>>
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Re: APOD: Full Moon Silhouettes (2021 Oct 10)

Post by farlightteam » Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:29 pm

Una preciosidad :D :D

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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:28 pm

farlightteam wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Una preciosidad :D :D
a preciousness? :?:
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