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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Eclipsed Moon in the Morning
NASA ^ | December 24, 2011 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 12/24/2011 8:08:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: December's lunar eclipse graced early morning skies over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. There, this wintry scene finds the Moon in a cold blue twilight sky near the western horizon, above the snowy North American Continental Divide. About 22 minutes before the sunrise, the reddened lunar disk is almost completely immersed in Earth's dark shadow. This dramatic Rocky Mountain moon set during the eclipse total phase. But all parts of the geocentric celestial event were seen from Pacific regions, Asia, and Australia, including the entire 51 minutes of totality, and parts of the final eclipse of 2011 were shared in skies around much of planet Earth.

December 24, 2011

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; lunareclipse; science
[Credit & Copyright: Roger N. Clark]

1 posted on 12/24/2011 8:08:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Merry Christmas!




2 posted on 12/24/2011 8:10:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

HA! We’ve been mooned! (Merry Christmas!)


3 posted on 12/24/2011 8:13:30 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: JoeProBono

Merry Christmas!


4 posted on 12/24/2011 8:14:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

That was a cheesy comment.

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Merry Christmas Smokin' Joe!


5 posted on 12/24/2011 8:18:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv


6 posted on 12/24/2011 8:25:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ahhhhhhh! The apocolypse is upon us!


7 posted on 12/24/2011 8:27:03 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist - VRW Conspirator)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nobody does “beautiful” like Nature.


8 posted on 12/24/2011 8:38:23 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
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To: MissMagnolia
Merry Christmas!



9 posted on 12/24/2011 9:12:08 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks - and Merry Christmas to you & yours as well!


10 posted on 12/24/2011 9:14:09 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
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To: MissMagnolia

“Nobody does “beautiful” like Nature”.

And nobody shares it with us like our sweet SunkenCiv. He gives us beauty as a gift on a daily basis. Merry Christmas, MissMagnolia!


11 posted on 12/24/2011 9:23:00 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SunkenCiv

Just beautiful.

And Merry Christmas to you and yours.


12 posted on 12/24/2011 9:51:29 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I believe this is Mount Meeker, just in front of Longs Peak. I figured it to be a view of Longs Peak, and I found the azimuth of the moon to be 292 degrees at this time and location, so I used Google Earth to line it up, and got a fair match. Note that the shot is evidently from an airplane, based on the view of the ground. Also, with the moon this size it must be a very long shot. This throws off the Google view a bit, since you have to move in close to see the detail.


13 posted on 12/24/2011 10:09:53 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: SunkenCiv; All
...New screen for the desktop, and nice pics guys.

...Sent you a ping Civ.

14 posted on 12/24/2011 11:52:15 AM PST by gargoyle (...a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Stunning image.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 1:47:04 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping and thanks for posting the APOD threads.

I look forward to them even though I rarely comment.

Merry Christmas


16 posted on 12/24/2011 5:31:06 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: dr_lew

Thanks dr_lew.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 4:59:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: ixtl

Merry Christmas!


18 posted on 12/25/2011 5:01:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


19 posted on 12/26/2011 6:48:04 AM PST by .30Carbine
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