Astronomy Picture Of The Day

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    I knew you'd like that one Jade!
     
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    This is an amazing pic of an Aurora borealis up in Canada! This has been on my bucket list for a long time and will likely stay there unless I get my butt up North!! Btw what's an Aurora called in the Southern Hemisphere??

    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140714.html
     
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    Did you see the moon the other night? It was so big and beautiful here in Missouri!
     
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  7. “I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”
     
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    Supposedly because of the "space dust" in our galaxy we don't even see all the stars.!imagine without the dust how many stars, it would be blinding.
     
  9. Love it love it
     
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    I used photo collage app to make these from the astrophotos I have take over the years....Doc's Astronomy Pic Of The Day [smilie=happy.gif]
     
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    Glad you enjoy! That is a interesting pic of what earth may have looked thanks I would have missed it http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140805.html
     
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    caressakisses *Caressa Kisses ;-),

    Beautiful pic Doc!
     
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    I am sure you know about that, but thought it would be appropriate to share here ;)


    Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks on August 12

    August 8, 2014 | by Lisa Winter

    photo credit: NASA/JPL

    Sky watchers will soon be able to see the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, a perennial favorite. The shower has been visible since July 17 and will stick around until August 24th, peaking overnight on August 12/13. These meteors are remnants of the Comet Swift Tuttle and the shower’s radiant will appear to be coming from the Double Cluster within the constellation Perseus.


    Ordinarily, viewing the Perseids in pre-dawn hours in a dark sky can turn up about 60 sightings per hour. This year the shower is competing with light from the waning gibbous moon, which will wash out all but the brightest meteors.

    If you aren’t able to head outside in order to view the peak of the shower, Slooh will be broadcasting the event live on August 12 at 7:00 pm EDT. The event will feature commentary from astronomer Bob Berman and others, and you can join the conversation about the broadcast by using #PerseidsSloohsation on social media.

    iflscience.com/space/perseid-meteor-shower-peaks-august-12#deys6lTUw52W7Tt1.99
     
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    Yes the Perseus meteor shower peaked on the night of the "Supermoon" so they were hard to see because of the bright moon but you can see some the week before and after so look for them on a clear night. Thanks Jade!
     
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    This is Doc's APOD a wide angle nightscape pic I took on my annual astronomy adventure. This shows the constellation Sagittarius low on the southern horizon with the Milky Way galaxy going through. Hope you like!
     
  16. 8) That is so cool. Wow" How about a field trip to the Planetarium! 8)
     
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    caressakisses *Caressa Kisses ;-),

    Beautiful Rocker Roo! Thanks so much!
     
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    Cool
     
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    Thank you, Docrocker. I can't believe I fell asleep and missed it.
     
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    Hi DocRocker, Yes, I've been on this site before. They have wonderful pics of our universe. I like looking at them. Makes one feel tiny by comparison.

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    THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY FASCINATING PICTURE, DOC! IT IS TRUE BEAUTY AND WONDROUS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE TOMORROWS!
     
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    Love this pic taken shortly after sunset showing the milky way above and Jupiter and Venus close together (conjunction) setting just above the horizon one just above the other.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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