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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Baku Moonrise
NASA ^ | December 08, 2012 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 12/08/2012 10:58:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: A Full Moon rises in this waterfront scene. Its colorful, watery reflection is joined by harbor lights and a windowed skyscraper's echo of the western horizon just after sunset. The tantalizing image is a composite of frames recorded at 2 minute intervals on November 28 from the Caspian Sea port city of Baku, Azerbaijan. Still, this Full Moon was not really as big or as bright as others, though it might be hard to tell. In fact, November 28's Full Moon was near apogee, making it the smallest Full Moon of 2012. As it rose over the Baku boardwalk (along with much of the eastern hemisphere), it was also in the Earth's lighter or penumbral shadow. The subtle effect of the penumbral lunar eclipse is just discernible as the slightly darker left side of the lunar disk. Opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky, the Full Moon was also joined by bright planet Jupiter, only a few days from its own opposition.

December 08, 2012

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; baku; science
[Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)]

1 posted on 12/08/2012 10:58:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Islam will last until man walks on the Moon. (old saying; not a proverb, because it's BS)

An Earthbound pic, from Central Asia.

2 posted on 12/08/2012 11:05:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 12/08/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Proof of extraterrestrial life!


4 posted on 12/08/2012 11:18:28 AM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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5 posted on 12/08/2012 11:34:52 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cool picture! Thanks!


6 posted on 12/08/2012 1:47:50 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: JoeProBono; bigheadfred

:’) Also might be fun to put flames shooting out the back, with an “die earthling die” facial expression.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 5:24:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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