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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Hungarian Spring Eclipse
| May 04, 2013
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Posted on 05/03/2013 10:21:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Last week, as the Sun set a Full Moon rose over the springtime landscape of Tihany, Hungary on the northern shores of Lake Balaton. As it climbed into the clear sky, the Moon just grazed the dark, umbral shadow of planet Earth in the year's first partial lunar eclipse. The partial phase, seen near the top of this frame where the lunar disk is darkened along the upper limb, lasted for less than 27 minutes. Composited from consecutive exposures, the picture presents the scene's range of natural colors and subtle shading apparent to the eye. At next week's New Moon, the season's celestial shadow play will continue with an annular solar eclipse, the path of annularity tracking through northern Australia and the central Pacific.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; australia; hungary; lakebalaton; lunareclipse; lunarrhapsody; science
posted on 05/03/2013 10:21:18 PM PDT
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posted on 05/03/2013 10:22:36 PM PDT
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
posted on 05/03/2013 10:27:05 PM PDT
(I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
Yeah. Reminds me right away of this classic Peanuts, with me as Charlie Brown, of course!
posted on 05/04/2013 12:05:01 AM PDT
posted on 05/04/2013 4:34:15 AM PDT
by left that other site
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posted on 05/04/2013 7:23:09 AM PDT
(G.K. Chesterton, Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. Its been found hard and lef)
A real oldie.
I'd bet even fewer people know that Belize used to be called British Honduras than know that Joe Biden is Vice President.
Gorgeous presentation ... it’s in my Liszt of rotating backgrounds.
posted on 05/04/2013 7:59:37 AM PDT
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