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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Night at the Drive-in
NASA ^ | September 20, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 09/21/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Colorful stars trail through this late summer, night skyscape from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The picture was composed by stacking 12 consecutive 1 minute long digital camera exposures to follow the trails, a reflection of our fair planet's daily rotation. It also records faint clouds of the Milky Way in the clear sky, stretching above a local drive-in movie theater. In fact, watching movies from cars at the drive-in was once a more common night time activity. But while the stars still shine, drive-in theaters have faded from the American landscape over the decades since the 1950s. Still, this recent scene includes a short exposure made as the projector beamed a space age image to the movie screen, and drive-in skygazers watched a view of the Earth below the International Space Station, under the stars above.

September 20, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; science
[Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook]

1 posted on 09/21/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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I go offline a couple of days, and APoD goes all terrestrial!
The Big One

2 posted on 09/21/2013 6:39:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

When the cat’s away.....


3 posted on 09/21/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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