Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Brisbane Sunset Moonset
Posted on 04/30/2014 11:03:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: In skies over Brisbane at the southeastern corner of Queensland, Australia, Planet Earth, the Sun and New Moon set together on April 29. There the celestial line-up, the first solar eclipse of 2014, was seen as a partial solar eclipse. This dramatic composite is a digital stack of images taken about 5 minutes apart with telephoto lens and solar filter. It follows the eclipse in progress, approaching a western horizon where crepuscular rays from cloud banks in silhouette joined the silhouetted Moon. From Brisbane, the maximum eclipse phase with the Moon covering about 25% of the Sun occurred just after sunset. Only from a remote spot on the continent of Antarctica was it even possible to see the eclipse in its brief annular phase, the entire dark lunar disk surrounded by a thin, bright ring of fire.
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[Credit & Copyright: Stephen Mudge]
That’s funny, I just watched that episode an hour or so ago...
i was really looking for the line, “he burned out his retinas starin’ into an EEclipse”, couldn’t find it. :’)
That was the clip where they tell the daughter she’s never gonna get to see Walt Disney World. :-P
I dunno, as a somewhat poor ‘Shopper this doesn’t appear to be an overlay of actual images the top two disks don’t show much variation in phase, and appear too crisp & devoid of cloud coverage. But then, what do I know ;)
The one I was looking for (I think) was their second appearance, the time that they claimed their real place of origin was obvious from the accent. :’)
JPB would have done a better job than that guy. ;’
The APOD for the past couple of days has been lacking. Great/interesting pics, as always, but not APOD worthy, IMO.
Thanks for posting, none-the-less.
As I’m sure you know by now, I’m not ‘killing the messenger’. :p