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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus
| May 12, 2013
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Posted on 05/12/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Sometimes the sky above can become quite a show. In early September of 2010, for example, the Moon and Venus converged, creating quite a sight by itself for sky enthusiasts around the globe. From some locations, though, the sky was even more picturesque. In the above image taken in Spain, a crescent Moon and the planet Venus, on the far right, were captured during sunset posing against a deep blue sky. In the foreground, dark storm clouds loom across the image bottom, while a white anvil cloud shape appears above. Black specks dot the frame, caused by a flock of birds taking flight. Very soon after this picture was taken, however, the birds passed by, the storm ended, and Venus and the Moon set. Bright Venus again becomes visible just after sunset this 2013 May and will appear near Jupiter toward the end of the month.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; science; venus
posted on 05/12/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT
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posted on 05/12/2013 2:46:16 PM PDT
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
posted on 05/12/2013 2:59:58 PM PDT
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A bit ho-hum.
Not so much. I would be pleased if I would have taken that pic.
posted on 05/12/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT
(Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
Lots of terrestrial photos lately. One I 'took'.
posted on 05/12/2013 3:07:46 PM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
That is truly beautiful...May I use it for my wallpaper?
posted on 05/12/2013 3:46:41 PM PDT
(Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
Reminds me of Harry Potter.
posted on 05/12/2013 3:47:59 PM PDT
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posted on 05/12/2013 4:11:17 PM PDT
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Very nice, but, what is it?
posted on 05/12/2013 4:25:08 PM PDT
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A bit ho-hum.
Not to me. Thank you SunkenCiv.
posted on 05/12/2013 10:39:51 PM PDT
Look at all those doomed birds flying into that huge raven’s beak at the right
posted on 05/13/2013 10:41:48 AM PDT
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