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7th May 2012

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Supermoon over Paris

Supermoon over Paris

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12th February 2012

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Tiny volcanic moon controls Jupiter's auroras →

Jupiter has a permanent ring of auroral light surrounding each of its poles (see photo). Most of the charged particles responsible for the light have long been thought to originate from tiny, hyperactive Io, which burps out about a tonne of sulphur per second in its persistent, violent volcanic activity. However, the sun was thought to cause any variations in the rings via changes in the pressure of the solar wind.

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12th February 2012

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A Moon’s Halo |

A Moon’s Halo |

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16th October 2011

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Earth’s Moon |

Earth’s Moon |

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3rd July 2011

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Eclipsed Moonlight Credit & Copyright: Javier Algarra
Info-source: The June 15 total lunar eclipse was one of the longest in recent years. It was also one of the darkest, but not completely dark. Even during totality, a somber, red lunar disk could be seen in the starry night sky, reflecting reddened light falling on to its surface. Seen from a lunar perspective, the ruddy illumination is from all the sunsets and sunrises around the edges of a silhouetted Earth. In this sharp portrait of the eclipsed Moon from Granada, Spain, the Moon’s edge reflects a bluish tinge as well as it emerges from Earth’s umbral shadow. The bluer light is still filtered through Earth’s atmosphere, but originates in rays of sunlight passing through layers high in the upper stratosphere. That light is colored by ozone that absorbs red light and transmits bluer hues.

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Eclipsed Moonlight
Credit & Copyright: Javier Algarra

Info-source: The June 15 total lunar eclipse was one of the longest in recent years. It was also one of the darkest, but not completely dark. Even during totality, a somber, red lunar disk could be seen in the starry night sky, reflecting reddened light falling on to its surface. Seen from a lunar perspective, the ruddy illumination is from all the sunsets and sunrises around the edges of a silhouetted Earth. In this sharp portrait of the eclipsed Moon from Granada, Spain, the Moon’s edge reflects a bluish tinge as well as it emerges from Earth’s umbral shadow. The bluer light is still filtered through Earth’s atmosphere, but originates in rays of sunlight passing through layers high in the upper stratosphere. That light is colored by ozone that absorbs red light and transmits bluer hues.

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1st July 2011

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Shadows on the Moon |

Shadows on the Moon |

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25th June 2011

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Vintage Space: Launch of Apollo 8 to the Moon |
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Vintage Space: Launch of Apollo 8 to the Moon |

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25th June 2011

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The Blood Red Moon: A Lunar Eclipse |

The Blood Red Moon: A Lunar Eclipse |

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6th June 2011

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Dawn’s Grand Finale |
From top-left to bottom-right Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. Four planets in line with the crescent Moon on the side just before dawn as seen from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Photo cred: Luis Argerich
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Dawn’s Grand Finale |

From top-left to bottom-right Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. Four planets in line with the crescent Moon on the side just before dawn as seen from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Photo cred: Luis Argerich

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