Thursday, February 26, 2009


Explanation: When the Moon rose in predawn skies on February 23rd, it sported a sunlit crescent. It also offered early morning risers a tantalizing view of earthshine, the dark portion of the lunar disk illuminated by sunlight reflected from the Earth. Of course, on that morning a remarkable conjunction with three wandering planets added an impressive touch to the celestial scene. Recorded just before sunrise, this serene skyview looks east toward a glowing horizon across Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Along with the waning crescent Moon, the picture captures (top to bottom) bright Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars.
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A Chata said...

Já tinha visto isto?

European astronomers have taken a stunning photo of a Big Brother-style cosmic eye, nicknamed the Eye of God, staring down from space.
Last Updated: 6:59PM GMT 25 Feb 2009

Nicknamed the Eye of God, the amazing object is actually a shell of gas and dust that has been blown off by a faint central star. Photo: ESO

Rui Fonseca said...

Já coloquei no blog.

Sugiro veja "Olho do Gato"

no Aliás de 4/8/2008

Rui Fonseca said...

Correcção: O Olho do Gato est+a em 3/8/2008 e não em 4.

Já agora, veja

O Universo espreita-nos em 21/5/2008
O Anel de Einstein em 28/7/2008