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Astronomical Events

Post by Jo UK » January 5th, 2011, 10:26 pm

This topic is prompted by ergee, who made use of her camera during the solar eclipse, yesterday, then sent those pictures to me.
I wondered what was the best way to put those pictures on this forum. Together with other admins, we thought of a topic for any "astronomical event" which may take members' interest in the future.
If you have photos of solar, lunar or other events, please share them here.

I suspect this may develop into a place for interesting cloud formations, unusual weather photographs, etc! :laugh:

This is the place for them!

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Post by Jo UK » January 5th, 2011, 10:28 pm

Partial solar eclipse January 4th. 2011
Photos by Ergee. Taken in Netherlands.

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Post by Jo UK » January 5th, 2011, 10:30 pm

Ergee's eclipse pics, continued.

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Post by macdoum » January 6th, 2011, 3:51 am

Thanks to ergee and Jo UK
I did not take a photo nor my OH but I found some here:

http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-778754 ... luLmh0bWw=
NASA have a beautiful photo here; ( do read about the silhouettes shown.. :headroll: Note pic-of-the-day 5th Jan )
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
read the summary;
Explanation: Skywatchers throughout much of Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia, were treated to the first eclipse of the new year on January 4, a partial eclipse of the Sun. But traveling to the area around Muscat, capital city of Oman, photographer Thierry Legault planned to simultaneously record two eclipses on that date, calculating from that position, for a brief moment, both the Moon and the International Space Station could be seen in silhouette, crossing the Sun. His sharp, 1/5000th second exposure is shown here, capturing planet Earth's two largest satellites against the bright solar disk. As the partial solar eclipse unfolded, the space station (above and left of center) zipped across the scene in less than 1 second, about 500 kilometers from the photographer's telescope and camera. Of course, the Moon was 400 thousand kilometers away. Complete with sunspots, the Sun was 150 million kilometers distant.
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Post by alice44 » January 6th, 2011, 8:06 am

On the BBC I heard reports before the event suggesting that clouds would make it more visible. I thought clouds improved some images of the eclipse we had here at the beginning of winter -- and for my own view clouds hid and improved the view.

And I think ergee's images with the clouds prove the point -- lovely!

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Post by Jo UK » January 16th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Ergee sent some more sun and cloud pictures, this time without the eclipse!

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Post by ergee » January 20th, 2011, 10:09 pm

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19.01.2011. 8.50 am. The sun seems a bit hesitating about rising behind the clouds...

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Post by alice44 » January 20th, 2011, 10:11 pm

you can see rays almost like in a child's drawing :rolleyes:

you seem to be getting some good sun shots

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Post by macdoum » January 20th, 2011, 10:13 pm

Photograph ( image) from outer space;
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html


Thank you ergee for your lovely photos. :hi:.. :puzzled: where have the other photos gone ?
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Post by Jo UK » January 20th, 2011, 10:18 pm

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Post by leonia » January 20th, 2011, 11:39 pm

Wonderful pictures, thanks Ergee! :hi:

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Post by macdoum » February 1st, 2011, 7:25 pm

Today NASA have shown us the Powers of Ten in a graphic video taking us on a trip by the powers of 10..from a picnic ground to outer space,then back again,then deep into the essence of man.Amazing. :shock:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
That link is for the 1st february 2011

For longtime watching see;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDj ... r_embedded
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Post by macdoum » February 7th, 2011, 3:10 am

An anomalous signal was received here on earth by a radio telescope involved in Search for extraterrestrial Intellegence S.E.T.I.
There is a search ongoing to find the origin of the signal.. :shock:
See here ('photo' from 6th Feb.2011);
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Maybe E.T. has arrived home.? :D
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Post by macdoum » March 11th, 2011, 4:06 am

See Discovery return to earth and leaving the trail of the I.S.S on its way back to earth.
Photograph; http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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Post by macdoum » March 20th, 2011, 9:46 pm

Beautiful photograph of the full moon here;


http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html


edit; See archive for that link after 20/3/2011 and do look here too.....
There are some fantastic photographs,and videos;
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=23185
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Post by macdoum » April 8th, 2011, 12:16 am

The Eye in Space.. :shock:

See: Astronomy Picture of The Day ( 7/4/2011);
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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Post by macdoum » May 27th, 2011, 2:48 am

Taken from The Astronomy Pic of The Day;

http://www.astro.uvic.ca/~alexhp/new/su ... onata.html

Video with sounds of The New Supernova.. :dunno: Very clever stuff. :rolleyes:
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Post by macdoum » June 9th, 2011, 6:22 pm

Sunstorm is depicted here and put online two hours ago;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTJpm_xsvnc
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Post by Felis silvestris » June 9th, 2011, 6:44 pm

macdoum wrote:Sunstorm is depicted here and put online two hours ago;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTJpm_xsvnc
Unfortunately, this UMG-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights.
Sorry about that.


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Maybe my livingroom light yesterday went out because of the sunstorm?
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Post by Jo UK » June 10th, 2011, 11:29 am

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