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Stunning New Photo from the Space Station: The Moon Ushers in Dawn
universetoday.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin

During his evening ritual of sharing images taken from the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield posted this gem: a gorgeous night-time view of the southeastern United States, with the Moon hovering over Earth’s limb and the terminator separating night from day. Dawn is just beginning to break to the east, as the ISS flies overhead.

This image reflects the ‘wistful’ feelings Hadfield is having as his time in space in coming to a close. He and his two crewmates Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko will head back to Earth on May 13.

During a recent linkup with students, Hadfield said he is becoming “wistful” as he does tasks aboard the ISS, realizing he is doing some for the last time. He is trying to spending as much of his free time gazing out the window at Earth “because of the magnificent rarity of it and my desire to absorb as much of it as I possibly can.”

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: astronomy; chrishadfield; iss; moonrise; space; spacestation
I don't know about "stunning" but it is kinda neat.

Apparently the moon is the little tiny white dot on the rim of the blue crescent.

1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Hadfield gallery.

https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/media/grid


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:46:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

I think his best shots are of the great lakes with the sun reflecting off the water.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:48:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Great pics!

Thanks for the link!


4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

that doesnt make sense. he has other shots of about same scale showing moon larger....are we sure this isn’t just some space flotsam?


5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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It’s the moon.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:52:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

The pic looks apocalyptic with burning cities below.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:57:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Rebelbase

It’s what America will look like in the post-Obama inspired riots. Pretty from that vantage spot, not so much from ground level.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 7:00:16 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks! I’ve been scrubbing my screen trying to get that spot off.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:30 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 8:28:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin
Yes, the "old" moon. I've been trying to figure out when this was taken. There are, of course, a restrictive set of circumstances required. I'm using Starry Night, which has an altitude setting for the view location, and an estimate of the ground point of the ISS to match up with the ISS tracker. For that I used Google Earth to try to simulate the view of the coast. I believe that's Atlanta in the midground and Nashville closer in. I believe the arc of lights below the moon is the Durham Raleigh area around the dark Cape Hatteras coastline.

It's close to working out for early April, but I can't get the moon up in time for the ISS in that position. March looks way off, but how old could this be? I guess anytime since he went up there. Let's see ... since Dec 21, 2012.

Ah! Feb 6 at 8:10 UT looks perfect. That's gotta be it, unless I'm doing something wrong.

11 posted on 05/01/2013 8:35:41 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: BenLurkin
I don't know about "stunning" but it is kinda neat.

I think it is quite stunning BenLurkin. Magnificent even.

Matter of fact, it is my new wallpaper. I just wish I knew how to make it fill the screen.

Thank you for the ping SunkenCiv.

12 posted on 05/01/2013 9:16:40 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Darn, I thought I had you pinged for post #12. Sorry.

BTW, you know anything about how to make the thing screen sized?

13 posted on 05/01/2013 9:21:13 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d be wistful too if I knew I was about to go on a ride in one of those Russian rattletraps.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 9:28:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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Ah! Feb 6 at 8:10 UT looks perfect. That's gotta be it, unless I'm doing something wrong.

... Or maybe the next morning, Feb 7 at 9:00 UT works out a little better. I didn't really follow up with the Google Earth view for the Feb 6 track and I think the ISS was a little too far west at moonrise.

15 posted on 05/01/2013 9:40:30 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: houeto
The happens for me when I click on the universetoday image from IE9. That puts into Hadfields twitter page
16 posted on 05/01/2013 9:44:54 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: houeto
A personal favorite of mine. Looking west with Lake Ontario in the foreground, Georgian bay, Lake Huron, Michigan and Lake Michigan in the distance.

 photo jewels_zpsc95419a8.jpg
17 posted on 05/02/2013 3:26:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
Isn't wonderful that our good friends abroad are still willing to give us a lift into space now and then?

Maybe someday the U.S. can have a manned space program of our own ....

18 posted on 05/02/2013 4:20:58 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: BenLurkin; al baby

Stuning.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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20 posted on 05/02/2013 9:08:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow!


21 posted on 05/02/2013 10:22:03 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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You could use a graphics program to blow the image up to the size (in pixels) of your screen and do a save-as, or as a shortcut, if you can do a Print Screen (which in Windows copies the screen or active window to clipboard) and paste into a paint program, you could set up a quickie HTML image tag, using the “WIDTH” and/or “HEIGHT” modifier to make it at or near screen size.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 9:26:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Thanks.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 9:56:31 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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