Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Moon Meets Jupiter
Posted on 07/19/2012 11:27:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Skygazers around planet Earth enjoyed the close encounter of planets and Moon in July 15's predawn skies. And while many saw bright Jupiter next to the slender, waning crescent, Europeans also had the opportunity to watch the ruling gas giant pass behind the lunar disk, occulted by the Moon as it slid through the night. Clouds threaten in this telescopic view from Montecassiano, Italy, but the frame still captures Jupiter after it emerged from the occultation along with all four of its large Galilean moons. The sunlit crescent is overexposed with the Moon's night side faintly illuminated by Earthshine. Lined up left to right beyond the dark lunar limb are Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa. In fact, Callisto, Ganymede, and Io are larger than Earth's Moon, while Europa is only slightly smaller.
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[Credit & Copyright: Cristian Fattinnanzi]
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.
For everyone whose natal moon is between 7-12 degrees of Gemini, there is a long Jupiter transit coming up. It’s supposed to be a time of resolution, ease and expanding good fortune.
Well, thank goodness it didn't leave them behind! I can imagine some tale in Ovid based on the idea.
Anyway, I missed this event entirely, and it's a great picture.
You might as well spill a bag of popcorn on the ground and determine which particular groups of them forming familiar patterns determine your fate based when you also happened to randomly emerge from the womb. 12:00 AM? Well that indicates that group over there. Your personality is complex yet organized, with some regrets over things you’ve never done but also with some you have. You don’t agree with everyone all the time. You have a way with some things that others don’t.
Should have panned out a tad and got Venus & Aldebaran in the picture also
Your use of the phrase “determine your fate” has nothing at all to do with what I said, and nothing to do with modern astrology.
There’s no such thing as modern astrology, by the way. But if you want to think so, be my guest. I have to appologize, though, I’m feeling a little cranky. Overly cranky I mean. The stars have determined it.
Wow wow wow great pic! Thanks for posting!
Great shot. Must have been taken with a good camera as well.
Here, this'll help:
... one of many examples of Assyrian astrological pronouncements given in Pannekoek's A HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY. In these one can feel the throbbing pulse of the primitive past, when astrology had a soul.
Maximum strength. Overnight relief. Sounds more like a remedy for staying in bed more than 10 minutes at a time. Sometimes, however, the right thing is just a choice between the lessor of two evils.
Yes, there is such a thing as modern astrology - the work of Gauquelin, Jayne, the Ebertins and others. It has nothing to do with fate or determinism, though you insist on saying so. Your imitation of a broken record reveals the stagnant condition of your mind.
Yes I know, predicting trends, patterns of events, all in a very general sense. Based on the very predictable position of planets against a completely random scattering of stars visible to the naked eye. They’ll be completely different in a million years, but what does that matter? That people would even fall for this horse you-know-what just makes me a little cranky, like I said. No offense.
LOL. Sorry, I depend on my “modern” mood ring (work by Hasbro et al.)
It seems that the parameters of your mind are a sort of Hallmark-from-Hell, in which you compensate for your lack of knowledge and capacity for understanding new information by turning everything into a crude cartoon.
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