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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Lunar Corona over Cochem Castle
| May 25, 2013
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Posted on 05/24/2013 9:08:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This bat-like apparition does not shine on clouds passing over Gotham city. Instead, the cloud bank in silhouette against a colorful lunar corona was spotted on the evening of May 18 over Cochem, Germany from the banks of the river Mossele. The lunar corona is formed as bright moonlight is diffracted by water droplets in thin clouds drifting in front of the lunar disk. Below it lies the region's historic Cochem Castle dating from the 11th century, and not Wayne Manor. Still, regardless of your location on planet Earth it is well worth scanning the evening skies this weekend, as a Full Moon rises and bright planets gather in the west.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; germany; science
posted on 05/24/2013 9:08:47 PM PDT
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posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:17 PM PDT
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Golly, Batman, do we have to do this every time there's a bat signal? That doesn't even look like a bat signal. It looks like a... hat signal or something. Maybe they're paging the Mad Hatter instead.
posted on 05/24/2013 10:08:05 PM PDT
by Telepathic Intruder
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posted on 05/24/2013 11:01:04 PM PDT
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I remember that castle very well, my wife and walked all the way up that hill to visit it. Spectacular view of the Mosel River plus wonderful wine.
posted on 05/25/2013 5:54:52 AM PDT
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