An Occultation — The Waning Moon, Jupiter, and the four Galilean moons!
Image credit: Juerg Alean
In space, an occultation happens when one object passes in front of another from an observer's perspective. A simple example is a solar eclipse. From a certain area on Earth, the moon passes in front of the sun and either partially or totally blocks the light. So we can say that the sun is "eclipsed" or "occulted."
A lunar eclipse is another example of an occultation, but the description is a little more complicated. When this happens, anybody on the dark side of the Earth can watch the moon pass into the Earth's shadow, so that the Earth is directly in between the Earth and the sun. This eclipse or occultation turns the moon red-brown because it catches the reflected light on the edge of Earth's atmosphere, where the wavelengths are longest.
It should be emphasized that occultations don't only take place on Earth — they can take place anywhere in the universe. For example, the Apollo 12 astronauts flew through Earth's shadow and saw a solar eclipse on their way home from the moon in 1969.
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The mix between the sunset and these clouds make it look like something’s burning beneath, what does it make you think of? 🤔🔥 .
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Look up — the Moon will be full this weekend, and there are opportunities for planet watchers as well. 🔭 Get details at solarsystem.nasa.gov/news (link in bio). This 2016 photo comes from NASA astronaut Jeff Williams aboard the International Space Station.
Tonight’s Moon. It was so bright that you might be able to drive without your headlights! This is a stack of 200 images of the bright side and 60 images of the dark side, both merged together in PS, thus the Moon is a double exposure.
EXIF of the moon shots:
f/7.5, 910 mm, ISO 100, 1/250 ms X 200
@canonusa t6s camera body. @meadeinstruments 130 mm refractor series 6000.
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#FBF to @NASA Spacecraft Voyager 1 capturing an iconic image of our 4.6 billion year old giant Jupiter and its famous "Great Red Spot," with the water moon Europa set in the foreground. The dark circle in the upper right is the shadow of the moon Io. A moon with over 400 active volcanoes.
Our #SolarSystem is fucking awesome.
📸@NASA / 💻 Processing by Alexis Tranchandon
And if you are to love, love like the moon loves; it doesn't steal the night, it only unveils the beauty of the dark.
Which HNY's festival should I attend this year? Comment below, I might just make a stop 😊 #ladyluna#LubHli#Moon#MoonLovers