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Pic Of The Day 8th November

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by Berserker, 8 Nov 2003.

  1. Berserker

    Man of Honour

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    Today's pic is of a lunar eclipse. Clouds permitting, a lunar eclipse should be visible in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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    Credit: DCATT Team, MSX Project, BMDO

    Eclipsed Moon in Infrared

    Explanation: The total lunar eclipse of September 1996 disappointed many observers in North America who were cursed with cloudy skies. However, the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite had a spectacular view from Earth orbit and SPIRIT III, an on board infrared telescope, was used to repeatedly image the moon during the eclipse. Above is one of the images taken during the 70 minute totality, the Moon completely immersed in the Earth's shadow. Infrared light has wavelengths longer than visible light - humans can not see it but feel it as heat. The bright spots correspond to the warm areas on the lunar surface, dark areas are cooler. The brightest spot below and left of center is the crater Tycho, the dark region at the upper right is the Mare Crisium. The series of SPIRIT III images allow the determination of cooling rates for geologically different areas, exploring the physical properties of the Moon's surface.

    Tonight's Lunar eclipse: Times | Webcast | Webcast | Photo Tips
    Totality begins at 1:06 Universal Time, November 9 (8:06pm EST Nov. 8).

    Additional details of tonight's eclipse can be found on BBC News


    Previous Pic Of The Day posts

    26th Sep 03
    24th Sep 03
    17th Sep 03
     
  2. Nitwit

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    thats a nice pic :)
     
  3. Bundles

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    Look a bit like a red xmas tree decoration :)

    Nice piccie though :)
     
  4. Berserker

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    Tip: some of the links in the post go to more pictures. Others go to related information. :)
     
  5. Biffa

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    5*'s sah.. good to see the POD back in its usual spot :D
     
  6. Biffa

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    Doh :cool:
     
  7. [ASSE]Arnie01

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    Nice piccy s'ah, where is MarkJCJ these days anyway? Haven't seen him around lately.
     
  8. Markjcj

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    Nice piccy s'ah. 5*

    I'm back now matey, had a few RL issues to deal with, not fully sorted yet, but I can at least be around a little bit every now and again for the next few days, and then hopefully everything should be back to normal.:)