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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Tonight, at about 10 PM Eastern Time, the Juno spacecraft will fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The craft will pass about 9000 kilometers above the cloud tops, making this the closest approach any man-made object has made to the giant storm.

Juno is loaded with scientific instruments, which hopefully will be able to capture critical information about what makes the storm tick (it's been raging in Jupiter's atmosphere for at least 400 years, and probably much longer). At the very least, Juno should capture some very wild pictures of the Red Spot.

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Thanks for the heads-up I have had this on my calendar for a long time... :!:


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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Tonight, at about 10 PM Eastern Time, the Juno spacecraft will fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The craft will pass about 9000 kilometers above the cloud tops, making this the closest approach any man-made object has made to the giant storm.

Juno is loaded with scientific instruments, which hopefully will be able to capture critical information about what makes the storm tick (it's been raging in Jupiter's atmosphere for at least 400 years, and probably much longer). At the very least, Juno should capture some very wild pictures of the Red Spot.

Stay tuned...



Thanks for the heads-up I have had this on my calendar for a long time... :!:


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Mrs. Flycoon and I have reservations to go to Casper Wyoming next month to see the eclipse.

I've never seen a total solar eclipse before. The closest I've ever been is this:

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This is my daughter Rachel in our backyard in 2002. Notice the little crescent Suns filtering through the trees (we discovered this effect totally by accident)...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Mrs. Flycoon and I have reservations to go to Casper Wyoming next month to see the eclipse.

I've never seen a total solar eclipse before. The closest I've ever been is this:

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This is my daughter Rachel in our backyard in 2002. Notice the little crescent Suns filtering through the trees (we discovered this effect totally by accident)...



Cool Flycoon as I said in my Plook on Tour thread AG and I are also going, my sister got a camp ground at Guernsey State Park in Wyoming which is a little over 100 miles from Casper... :arrow:

What blows my mind is your picture from an earlier eclipse, when Terri was still alive before she was diagnosed I believe in 2012 there was an eclipse that had about 3/4 view from Norcal and we had made various viewing devices which worked but the size of the image was super small...then Terri said OMG look at the fence and like your photo shows our fence was covered with baseball size images of the eclipse that were being projected through small holes in the leaves on our tree, I believe I have pictures of this somewhere but I wouldn't even know were to begin searching for them... 8)


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The Aurora Borealis as seen from the International Space Station...

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The remnant of Tycho's supernova:
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
The remnant of Tycho's supernova:
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It looks like a splooge on the Granite worktop :mrgreen:


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Partial lunar eclipse early on Tuesday morning a precursor to solar eclipse
Last updated 20:56, August 7 2017

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The partial lunar eclipse seen over the Tokyo skyline in 2015. Unfortunately, Tuesday morning's partial lunar eclipse likely won't be as colourful.

At 6.23am on Tuesday morning, if you happen to be awake and it isn't cloudy, you'll get to see a partial lunar eclipse.

The eclipse will be visible from anywhere in the country and begin at 5.22am before reaching its peak an hour later and ending when the moon sets at 7.13am.

For this partial eclipse, almost 25 per cent of the moon's surface will be darkened, according to the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand website.

A red hue over a part of the moon will also be visible.

Eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow.

Although Tuesday morning's one might not be dramatic as a full eclipse, eclipses do come in pairs.

A lunar eclipse is either preceded by or followed by solar eclipse, which occurs two weeks on either side.

In this case, a total solar eclipse - when the moon travels between the earth and the sun - will occur on August 21, although it won't be visible from New Zealand.

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Hagal dune field on Mars located below its north pole.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
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Hagal dune field on Mars located below its north pole.



Some researchers believe this is a artificial feature.


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Hagal dune field on Mars located below its north pole.



Some researchers believe this is a artificial feature.

They must be Trump supporters! 8)

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That would be fake news... :mrgreen:


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Nabisco has created this low-budget visual aid for Monday's eclipse...
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Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time
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Nasa has teamed up with US researchers to send balloons 24,384 metres up to capture the solar eclipse as it crosses the US.

Next week's solar eclipse – visible as a total or partial eclipse in North America and parts of South America, Africa, and Europe – will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States.

A team of researchers from Montana State University has partnered with Nasa to participate in the Space Grant Ballooning Project to send more than 50 high-altitude balloons 24,384 metres up to capture the solar eclipse as it crosses the US on August 21 (August 22 NZ time).

"We'll see the variations from coast to coast to see what the eclipse does over landscapes," Cassandra Runyon, director of the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, said at a test launch on Thursday.

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Next week's event will be visible as a total or partial eclipse in North America and parts of South America, Africa and Europe.

During the eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth from west to east, and cast a shadow on Earth.

On the east coast of Charleston, South Carolina, the last location in the continental US over which the eclipse will pass, Runyon and her team of professors and students will launch balloons from a US Coast Guard boat 9km to 11km offshore.

The latex balloons, which are roughly 2.7m high when filled with helium, will be equipped with high-definition video cameras, still cameras and computers. They will be launched from roughly 50 US locations and transmit the images back to Earth.

The balloons will be filled with enough helium to lift them roughly 305m per minute, reaching an altitude of 24,384m.

Using a ground station antenna, team members on land will live stream the video online at https://stream.live/ (note: this is an app you'll need to sign up to).

Nasa will also host a pre-eclipse event and live-streams of the solar eclipse. The pre-eclipse show kicks off at 12pm US EDT (4am, August 22 NZT).

"I think it's very powerful to have that off-the-earth perspective," said Angela des Jardins, director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium at Montana State University.

Des Jardins said this will be the first time that a solar eclipse will be streamed live online.

The project will allow scientists to study the sun's corona and the lunar orbit, providing practical experience for students and making this major scientific event accessible to the public, des Jardins said.

The event marks the first total solar eclipse visible anywhere in the US's lower 48 states since 1979.

- Reuters

https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/9594694 ... first-time

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3 hours to the lucky people on the path of the full eclipse:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

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Here in Wisconsin, we had about 89 % eclipse. I borrowed someone's solar glasses which looked neat-o. But, if I didn't have the glasses, I wouldn't have even known that there was an eclipse, since the sun is still very bright. Ah, well. Maybe in 2024, I'll make an event of it and drive to a place of totality.

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A couple of pics from a co-worker:

This is sorta what it looked like with the naked eye when the clouds dimmed the sun enough...
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This is what is looked like with the glasses, except bigger...
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^^ We in Michigan only had about 79% coverage and the clouds weren't much of an issue as I anticipated. Sky only got slightly dimmer. Mostly I watched just watched it on tv which was just as astonishing.

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While working, I watched the live NASA stream, from the Southern Hemisphere :wink: The Diamond Ring is amazing! The crickets kicked in and you could even see solar flares, besides the visible corona...

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Mrs. Flycoon and I went with a couple of her relatives to an area north of Laramie, Wyoming.

Other than a slight dose of altitude sickness (I don't do well over 8,000 feet), a fine time was had by all. The weather was perfect, and the traffic was minimal.

My brother-in-law took several dozen pictures. This one is my favorite:

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Maybe not the best two minutes of my life, but pretty damn close...

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The pictures I have seen do not capture the color or the corona as I saw it live, not to mention the change in the environment during the event... 8)


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The pictures I have seen do not capture the color or the corona as I saw it live, not to mention the change in the environment during the event... 8)

Yeah. Digital cameras don't have the same response as analog eyes. The camera's software automatically corrects the light levels and the weird color effects that make an eclipse so ethereal.

Once again, it comes back to FZ: You should be digging it while it's happening, cuz it just might be a one-shot deal...

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