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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:15 pm 
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Really 2NA? Only Women of a Certain Age will get it? I thought you would.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:01 pm 
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I think Oopsy posted that pic a long time ago. But I dont get the ref.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:07 pm 
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^ It was a stretch, 2NA.

Burt posed for Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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It wasnt a blood moon here. It was a Cosmo pink moon...

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:58 pm 
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:mooning: moon

I mean it was even captioned...

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:17 pm 
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I tried not to stare directly at the Burt.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:43 pm 
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It wasnt a solar eclipse.

I actually did stare directly at a solar eclipse. That one in the early 90s. I was down near Mazatlan and some of us from the hotel went in search of a nice viewpoint and we landed with an astronomy class. They had a nice setup with warning horns and stuff so they told us when we could look. That has jaded me ever since on lunar eclipses.

And as you can see my eyesight ;gjh ;awsas herfaefn vefr afareefected hoaj ajta all.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:24 am 
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I'm still learning the technique to Photoshop the Milky Way to bring out the detail and make it really pop. Here's the shot during totality of the lunar eclipse.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:41 pm 
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Space X almost made that vertical landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhMSzC1crr0

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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That landing was going really well then it suddenly shifted. They're getting closer! More importantly the launch was flawless. SpaceX has done an impressive job. I wonder how long before they're allowed to do manned flights.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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^ Shooting for 2017 if all goes well. Starting full-time there this August.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:11 am 
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Not very big numbers but even so I get a kick of seeing a few.
http://earthsky.org/tonight/lyrid-meteo ... ign=buffer
The Lyrid meteor shower is active each year from about April 16-25, and we’re now approaching the peak of this shower for 2015. The peak night for the Lyrids will probably fall on the night of April 22-23 (late night April 22 to dawn April 23), though the night before (late night April 21 to dawn April 22) might offer a comparable number of Lyrid meteors. If it’s clear before dawn on April 22, watch that morning! Then watch before dawn April 23 as well.

This modest shower often offers no more than 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak, but it has been known to have bursts of activity that could dazzle you. Fortunately, in 2015, the waxing crescent moon will set in early evening, guaranteeing a dark sky for meteor-watching. Remember … the hours from midnight until dawn are best.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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There's a nice conjunction in two days with Venus, Jupiter and the new moon. The real show is the end of this month when Venus and Jupiter move to within 1/3rd of a degree apart on the 30th.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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I forgot to mention that Venus is also at its brightest apparent magnitude right now since it just emerged from behind the sun. It's an impressive sight!


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:34 pm 
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You didn't need to be far north to see the Northern Lights the last couple of nights.
http://wapo.st/1GxpCpV


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:35 am 
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The aurora was probably visible from Mammoth too, albeit very faint, as a local photographer posted a timelapse from up by Minden.


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