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Five Planets and the Moon over Australia



I know no one EVER clicks ALL the links associated with these NASA posts but, if you only have time for a couple, please click 'Earth dwellers' and 'imaged together'. I do click ALL of the links associated with the images I post hoping to find just the kind of images these two links lead to. I adore their sense of whimsy and fun interspersed among all the amazing information.
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Image Credit & Copyright:
Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN) Taken on August 16, 2016
  Explanation: It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That's because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic. When viewed from inside that plane -- as Earth dwellers are likely to do -- the planets all appear confined to a single band. It is a coincidence, though, when several of the brightest planets all appear in nearly the same direction. Such a coincidence was captured last week. Featured above, six planets and Earth's Moon were all imaged together last week, just after sunset, from Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. A second band is visible across the top of this tall image -- the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy.



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techgirl_on_ij
Sep. 13th, 2016 03:12 pm (UTC)
That is so cool! I've spent a long time jumping from link to link on NASA's site thanks to you. Loved the Earth dwellers :)

Did you see this: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-s-themis-sees-auroras-move-to-the-rhythm-of-earth-s-magnetic-field So interesting!!
gaeln
Sep. 23rd, 2016 04:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoy the NASA site, you can learn much jumping from link to link, that's so very cool. And so is the link between pulsating auroras and electrons and the magnetic fields. Thanks so much for the link.
kinwad
Sep. 13th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! That is absolutely amazing! Tx for posting!
gaeln
Sep. 23rd, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
You are more than welcome. I especially like the cat/dog 'imaged together' although the 'Earth dweller' is pretty darned cute too :)
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