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Comment by Michel on September 12, 2011 at 6:26pm

Last Saturday night in Frampton:
Jupiter was super-bright too!

If it hadn't been for the Moon, Jupiter would have cast a shadow.

Comment by Sydni Moser on September 12, 2011 at 6:02pm

Full Harvest Moon of September Is Peaking Now

Spectacular Moon Photo Caught Over Chile
The dazzling full moon sets behind the Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert in this photo released June 7, 2010 by the European Southern Observatory. The moon appears larger than normal due to an optical illusion of perspective. Full Story.

If you're located in the Northern Hemisphere, you might have the opportunity to spot a special full moon in the sky this weekend: the Harvest Moon.

This month's special full moon gets its name because its appearance low in the southeastern sky for several nights historically afforded farmers extra time for harvesting crops. Before the invention of electricity, farmers relied on bright moonlight in the late summer to gather their ripening crops after sunset.

The moon typically rises about 50 minutes later each night, but during several nights around the Harvest Full Moon, it can rise between 25 to 30 minutes later across the United States. In other Northern Hemisphere locations, like Canada and Europe, the moon can rise just 10 to 20 minutes later around a Harvest Moon, according to SPACE.com's skywatching columnist Joe Rao. [Photos: Our Changing Moon]

 

http://www.space.com/12912-harvest-moon-september-skywatching-tips-...

Comment by Michel on September 12, 2011 at 2:34pm

Now my new desktop wallpaper.

Comment by Neal on September 12, 2011 at 1:50pm

The hi res image looks like the planet is a lens that you are viewing the rings through. Pretty cool.  

Comment by Adriana on September 12, 2011 at 1:42pm

That is a PHOTO? Wow!! Did you guys go to the link and click on the hi res image? I hope you guys have an HD computer screen. It's beautiful.

Comment by Michel on September 12, 2011 at 12:17pm

Saturn is my favorite planet (beats Jupiter =) and Cassini is an amazing robot. We can't be all that bad as a species...

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

Animated from hundreds of thousands of still photographs from NASA's Cassini orbiter, the above video isn't actually a NASA project. Instead, it's a preview of a full-length IMAX film dubbed Outside In: a non-profit project funded by a number of individual supporters.
The most striking thing to note about the breathtaking visual fly-by of Saturn seen above is that the footage isn't computer-generated or enhanced with CGI or 3D effects. What you see are a huge number of high-resolution still images animated in sequence to create full motion using a "2.75D" photographic fly-through technology. Filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren is aiming for a limited IMAX release for the feature-length movie, to be accompanied by a synchronized light show in planetarium, museum, and gallery locations to be announced.

Comment by Neal on September 12, 2011 at 10:51am

Very cool photo. =)

Comment by Doone on September 12, 2011 at 10:40am

Wow, talk about an unworldly looking image!

Comment by A Former Member on September 12, 2011 at 10:38am

I don't believe this has been posted: NASA’s Cassini orbiter snaps unbelievable picture of Saturn

Comment by Michel on September 10, 2011 at 7:44pm

 

Jupiter rolls into view

If you go outside a couple of hours after sunset tonight and look east, you’ll see a very bright "star" in the sky. That’s Jupiter.

If you look at it with a nice telescope equipped with a good camera and filter set, and you have the patience to spend a bit of time afterwards putting the images together into a brief animation, you’ll see the above!!!:

 

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