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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Night Hides the World
| February 07, 2014
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 02/08/2014 1:41:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Stars come out as evening twilight fades in this serene skyscape following the Persian proverb "Night hides the world, but reveals a universe." In the scene from last November, the Sun is setting over northern Kenya and the night will soon hide the shores of Lake Turkana, home to many Nile crocodiles. That region is also known as the cradle of humankind for its abundance of hominid fossils. A brilliant Venus, then the world's evening star, dominates the starry night above. But also revealed are faint stars, cosmic dust clouds, and glowing nebulae along the graceful arc of our own Milky Way galaxy.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; science; venus
[Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)]
posted on 02/08/2014 1:41:49 AM PST
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
posted on 02/08/2014 1:43:26 AM PST
posted on 02/08/2014 2:14:37 AM PST
(The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
So, Kenya sees this magnificent sky.
Thank you so much!
posted on 02/08/2014 3:03:55 AM PST
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Very nice, but I could have gone without the Persian proverb (including its comma splice).
To: Raster Man
I wonder if the Persian proverb is from their pre-Islamic past.
posted on 02/08/2014 8:22:24 AM PST
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