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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Like a Diamond in the Sky
| November 17, 2012
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Posted on 11/16/2012 9:40:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: A dark Sun hung over Queensland, Australia on Wednesday morning during a much anticipated total solar eclipse. Storm clouds threatened to spoil the view along the northern coast, but minutes before totality the clouds parted. Streaming past the Moon's edge, the last direct rays of sunlight produced a gorgeous diamond ring effect in this scene from Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas. Winking out in a moment, the diamond didn't last forever though. The area was plunged into darkness for nearly 2 minutes as the Moon's shadow swept off shore toward Australia's Great Barrier Reef and out into the southern Pacific. Ranging from 1/4000 to 1/15 seconds long, five separate exposures were blended in the image to create a presentation similar to the breathtaking visual experience of the eclipse.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; australia; science
posted on 11/16/2012 9:40:51 PM PST
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
Not bad! And the larger shot on the APoD website is NICE. Y'know, for a terrestrial shot. I found an old folder with some favorites from Mike Bonnell, looks like they're still on his vintage website.
posted on 11/16/2012 9:44:39 PM PST
"Like a Diamond in the Sky"
posted on 11/16/2012 11:08:11 PM PST
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Lucy in the sky with diamonds.=LSD
An appropriate comment , especially when we are about to lose our Twinkie, Twinkie, little cakes.
posted on 11/17/2012 4:55:41 AM PST
by left that other site
(Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
posted on 11/17/2012 4:56:58 AM PST
(For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
Here's another cool eclipse pic from the waters of the Great Barrier Reef:
posted on 11/17/2012 5:55:11 AM PST
posted on 11/17/2012 6:24:50 AM PST
;’) One of my all-time favorite scenes.
posted on 11/17/2012 6:40:42 AM PST
Thanks, it’s now my desktop background!
posted on 11/17/2012 9:27:27 AM PST
(The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
Now, there’s the diamond ring. Gorgeous!
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