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Old 10-04-2024, 21:36   #121
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At totality I was able to take off the filter and actually capture some nice solar activity shooting out from behind the moon. Was using about 36x magnification with my cell phone attached to the eyepiece.

Magnificent!
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An amazing photo (in my view). This photo, released by NASA is of the South Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter. It's been orbiting the Moon for some months and that's a story in itself. And the photo was captured by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

I am blown away that one spacecraft can take a photo, in space, of another craft, whilst both are in motion to boot. It's not that long ago that the idea of seeing someone on my phone in real time was science fiction.

There are many news articles about this, but here's a short story for those interested. Here's a NASA link.

Oh any flat Earthers out there want to chime in?
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Re: Astronomy Group

This first ‘DSCOVR’ [Deep Space Climate Observatory], and its ‘EPIC’ [Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera] image of our planet, from 2015, shows the effects of sunlight, scattered by air molecules, giving the disk a characteristic bluish tint.




Early balloon, and later rocket, launches gave us a view of Earth, from as high as 100 miles above the planet.
Today we can look back, at home, from 100 million miles away.
Satellite ‘1958 Alpha’, later and better known as ‘Explorer 1', successfully lifted off, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1958.
The success of ‘Explorer 1' [&other satellites that soon followed] in 1958, lead Congress to pass the National Aeronautics and Space Act, that summer, which was signed into law, by President Eisenhower, on July 29, 1958.
On Oct. 1, 1958 NASA opened for business.

More NASA photos, of Earth:

Eyes On The Earth ➥ https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/earth/#/

HD Earth Views from Space ➥ https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10766/

Looking at Earth: From 100 miles to 100 million miles ➥ https://explorer1.jpl.nasa.gov/galle...th-from-space/
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“Did the solar eclipse make this week’s tides more extreme?
Kind of…”
Meteorologist Jay Scotland walks us through the science.
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1.7169757
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I got a little distracted with work this week, but here are some of the pics I took during the partial phase of the eclipse. As I mentioned up thread, some nice sunspots were visible as well.
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NASA has announced the winners of its Photographer of the Year awards, for 2023, showcasing stunning images, from the space agency's Earth-based activities, captured by staff photographers.
https://images.nasa.gov/album/2023_N...e_Year_Winners
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New Images from Euclid’s Telescope
The European Space Agency’s [ESA] ‘Euclid’ [1] space mission has released five unprecedented new views of [2] the Universe. These, never-before-seen images, demonstrate Euclid’s remarkable ability, to unravel the secrets of the cosmos. Scientists are now equipped to hunt for rogue planets, study mysterious matter, through lensed galaxies, and explore the evolution of the Universe.
Explore these groundbreaking discoveries, and what they mean for the future of space exploration.

ESA's Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling cosmic views [Streamed live on May 23, 2024]
https://youtu.be/vwwZ0bjORI4

[1]ESA’s “Euclid” Mission ➥ https://www.esa.int/Science_Explorat...Science/Euclid

[2] 5 New Images ➥ https://www.esa.int/Science_Explorat...Science/Euclid

Video [6:08] ➥ https://dlmultimedia.esa.int/downloa..._034_AR_EN.mp4
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