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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Little Planet Shadowrise
Image - Enzo De Bernardini,
| October 24, 2013
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Warm shades and subtle colors come to the sky in the fading sunlight after shadowrise on this little planet. Of course the little planet is planet Earth, and this nadir-to-zenith, around-the-horizon mosaic maps the view from a small airfield near the town of Intendente Alvear, La Pampa province, Argentina. Just above the western horizon (top) the sky shines with the warm colors of sunset. The slate blue shadow of Earth itself extending through the atmosphere can be seen rising as it hugs the eastern horizon (bottom). Wrapped closely above the narrow projection of Earth's shadow is the gentle glow of reddened, backscattered sunlight called the antitwilight arch or the Belt of Venus.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; argentina; astronomy; science
posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:10 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
This reminds me of that one episode of Gumby where he visits asteroids (that's based on an underlying French allegory, if memory serves).
The Big One
posted on 10/24/2013 4:23:26 PM PDT
that's based on an underlying French allegory, if memory serves
Sounds like Le Petit Price by St.-Exupéry.
posted on 10/24/2013 4:25:29 PM PDT
by Squawk 8888
(I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
posted on 10/24/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT
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