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on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:04 pm
How would you like to take a 3D ride through the Great Nebula in the constellation of Orion?

Accompanying track: 'Serenade for Strings Op.22 in E Major, Larghetto'---Anton Dvorak, composer


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on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Good call, DGQ. This link to NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" used to be in my signature, along with old (or rather a youthful) Semprini. All change now, of course----which is why it's here.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html


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on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:03 pm
^^^

Read about that on the news---fascinating!

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on Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Saw this amazing "blood moon'" on the island of Schiermonnikoog two days ago--wow!

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on Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Mr. K wrote:Saw this amazing "blood moon'" on the island of Schiermonnikoog two days ago--wow!

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https://www.space.com/41007-blood-moon-2018-longest-lunar-eclipse-guide.html

That's amazing!

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on Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:22 pm
How about this lunar eclipse mere hours ago, which climaxed with a so-called super blood wolf moon?

"People watch the sunset from the top of a hill as the full moon rises behind them in Lisbon, Portugal."

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on Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:41 pm
^^^

I saw it on the way to work Sunday morning.

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on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:43 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:^^^

I saw it on the way to work Sunday morning.

We saw it in its partially red form at about 6 sodding 30 a.m.. Most impressive! The Universe in Pictures Biggrin

The Horsehead Nebula in Orion is mind-blowingly beautiful: The Universe in Pictures Rolleyes

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Mr. K wrote:We saw it in its partially red form at about 6 sodding 30 a.m.. Most impressive! The Universe in Pictures Biggrin

Indeed was. The Universe in Pictures Biggrin

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on Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:36 pm
50 years ago today a special rocket was launched.


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DarkGothicQueen wrote:50 years ago today a special rocket was launched.

Yes indeed! Thanks for the heads up. I've been watching a number of videos about it. That same day 50 years later (yesterday) there was a partial lunar eclipse. The Dutch skies actually cleared for a change--most spectacular! Apparently Saturn's in there somewhere above right of the moon--darned if I can see it. Shocked


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DarkGothicQueen wrote:50 years ago today a special rocket was launched.


A piece of history.

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on Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:43 pm
July 20, 1969--50 years ago today.


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on Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:16 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:July 20, 1969--50 years ago today.


That footage will be a historic moment in earths history for 1000s and 1000s of years.

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on Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:42 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:July 20, 1969--50 years ago today.


What were you doing on that historic day, DJ?

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on Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:33 pm
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DarkGothicQueen wrote:July 20, 1969--50 years ago today.


What were you doing on that historic day, DJ?

I was 8 1/2 years old so I don`t remember all that much. Probably just a normal day for me, mostly swimming in the afternoon at the local swimming pool. I got to stay up past my bedtime so I could watch the moonwalk. My mother said it was history being made and that`s why I was allowed to stay up. I was really glad of that because I followed the space program pretty closely in those days. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Come to think of it, I still want to be an astronaut when I grow up.

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on Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:02 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:I was 8 1/2 years old so I don`t remember all that much. Probably just a normal day for me, mostly swimming in the afternoon at the local swimming pool. I got to stay up past my bedtime so I could watch the moonwalk. My mother said it was history being made and that`s why I was allowed to stay up. I was really glad of that because I followed the space program pretty closely in those days. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Come to think of it, I still want to be an astronaut when I grow up.

Great story and funny end bit! lol!

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on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:33 pm
I never realized that the Pole Star (aka Polaris) was in fact three stars. With thanks to DarkGothicQueen for the enlightenment.

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