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Birth of a New Moon

the-star-stuff:

Venus was there, watching. Aldebaran in Taurus was an orange dot. The ghost of Full Moon Past, the complete lunar disk, was dimly lit by the bluish hue of earthshine. The time was 07:45 on June 18 (GMT).

At 7: 45,

At 9:17,

At 13:56, there was only the smallest glint that we even had a Moon,

Captured by Astronaut Don Pettit

humoresques:

Our best model for the formation of the Moon proposes that a large object about the size of Mars hit the Earth, and then the ejected material formed the Moon.
A question from the astronomy section on one of my papers. I just wanted an excuse to use this gif. Also, if anyone can tell me who made the original so I can laud them with praises, that would be lovely.

humoresques:

Our best model for the formation of the Moon proposes that a large object about the size of Mars hit the Earth, and then the ejected material formed the Moon.

A question from the astronomy section on one of my papers. I just wanted an excuse to use this gif. Also, if anyone can tell me who made the original so I can laud them with praises, that would be lovely.

chasingsummers:

Omo! I want this, too!

chasingsummers:

Omo! I want this, too!

radagast:

The Moon

The Milky Way

A black hole


A photo of the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 taken by NASA.

A photo of the annular solar eclipse of May 20, 2012 taken by NASA.

(Source: bambiparadise)

the-star-stuff:

A quarter moon rising above Earth’s horizon and above the air-glow of our atmosphere. 
The image was taken on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia’s crew was killed on Feb. 1, 2003, when the shuttle broke up on re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
Credit: NASA

the-star-stuff:

A quarter moon rising above Earth’s horizon and above the air-glow of our atmosphere.

The image was taken on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia’s crew was killed on Feb. 1, 2003, when the shuttle broke up on re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Credit: NASA

May 9
kyleklimaxxx:

This is one of my favorite pictures ever. 

kyleklimaxxx:

This is one of my favorite pictures ever. 

expose-the-light:

Galileo moon phases
Galileo’s sketches and observations of the Moon revealed that the surface was mountainous.

expose-the-light:

Galileo moon phases

Galileo’s sketches and observations of the Moon revealed that the surface was mountainous.

pinoyshuttr:

Super moon + Non-super lens = a glowing mole

pinoyshuttr:

Super moon + Non-super lens = a glowing mole

May 7

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