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#Lunar

Spaceflight 🚀
2 days ago

📆 September 19, 2023 #IntuitiveMachines and #Astrobotic have built two commercially developed landers, named #NOVAC and #Peregrine, which are slated to launch later this year.
On most parts of the #moon 🌙, a two-week period of daylight is followed by 14 days of #lunar night 🌑, making it difficult for #spacecraft to survive. Near the south pole, however, where some areas are lit most of the time, the #SolarPanels on the sides of #VIPER’s body will allow the rover to operate for more than a hundred days. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/exploring-moon-permanently-shadowed-regions-water-ice

#SpaceCompany

PKPs Powerfromspace1
2 days ago

Amidst growing data breaches and threats on Earth, #NASA and Florida start-up Lonestar Security Solutions, in collaboration with the Isle of Man, look to the #Moon for ultimate data security.

They aim to test #lunar-based backup storage with blockchain technology, ensuring data integrity and authenticity. Think of it as humanity's backup plan, safeguarding crucial knowledge from catastrophes. Launching in February 2024 #Artemis #Lunapolitics #NASA #USA

https://lnkd.in/dASTKGwu

YouCanToo
5 days ago

Framed by Trees - Early Evening
Waxing Crescent Moon
53.1% Illuminated

📷 Canon M50 - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO:800 - Aperture: f/10 - Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

#photo #photocraphy #moon #Lunar #Luna #WaxingCrescent #EveningSky #GiMP #mirrorless #CanonM50 #Sigma600mmContemporary

Framed by Trees - Early Evening
Waxing Crescent Moon
53.1% Illuminated
Spaceflight 🚀
5 days ago

🇮🇳 #Chandrayaan3 : it is possible that the extreme cold of the lunar night damaged the #batteries 🔋. Night 🌑 temperatures near the #lunar south pole routinely plunge to -200C to -250C ❄️ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-66893924

800-Year-Old Math Trick Could Help With Navigating the Moon

“Scientists have developed a new method for #lunar #navigation, utilizing the #Fibonacci spiral to calculate the optimal parameters for a #GPS-like system on the #Moon. The innovative approach helps modernize lunar vehicle navigation, offering more accurate mapping based on the Moon’s unique ellipsoidal shape, which is characterized by distinctive semi-major and semi-minor axes.”

https://scitechdaily.com/?p=309968

Daniel Fischer
1 week ago

A new mosaic of the #Shackleton Crater showcases the power of two #lunar orbiting cameras working together to reveal unprecedented detail of the lunar South Pole region: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-moon-camera-mosaic-sheds-light-on-lunar-south-pole - this mosaic was created with imagery acquired by LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera), which has been operating since 2009, and from ShadowCam, a NASA instrument on board a KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) spacecraft called Danuri, which launched in Aug. 2022.

A new mosaic of the Shackleton Crater, with some edgy gaps
GabeMoralesVR
1 week ago

My favorite thing about the original #sega CD #opening to #lunar is the lyrics. They sum up the adventure you're about to go on so incredibly well.

GabeMoralesVR
1 week ago

The #opening #anime music video for the #Sega CD version of #Lunar completely and utter blows away the #Playstation and #Saturn version's #intro. Outside of Sonic CD's opening, this is likely my favorite 16-bit video game opening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiLLN5U9w2U

Spaceflight 🚀
2 weeks ago

🌙 #Lunar-made #SolarPower #satellites 🛰️ would require around five times less velocity change to place them into geostationary #Earth #orbit compared to satellites launched from Earth itself. https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2023/07/Lunar_solar_power_satellite

PKPs Powerfromspace1
2 weeks ago

A big telescope on the moon could peer deeper into the #universe than @NASA #JamesWebb
By Tereza Pultarova

The #moon may open astronomy's next frontier. #astronomy #lunar #politics #space

➡️ https://www.space.com/infrared-telescope-moon-better-than-james-webb-space-telescope

APOD from 2023-09-17

Title: #Moon Mountains Magnified during Ring of Fire #Eclipse

Copyright/credit:
Wang Letian
(Eyes at Night)

See explanation and HD image at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230917.html

#space #astronomy #earth #lunar

Moon Mountains Magnified during Ring of Fire Eclipse
🇺🇸 JewWhoHasItAll
2 weeks ago

This #lunar #phases design I made is great for #RoshHashanah and any #RoshChodesh, any full moon day... actually, any crescent, quarter, and gibbous day too. Who doesn't love the #moon?

https://www.redbubble.com/i/top/Lunar-phases-abstract-by-JewWhoHasItAll/145180491.6AQD3

#merch

Michael Aye
2 weeks ago

Our new paper on "#Lunar grain size determination based on surface temperatures using ensembles of thermal model parameters" is out. Free PDF for a few weeks here: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1hj-e4L-YiznQ #thermalmodeling #Moon #lunar #LRO We were using #Diviner data.

Knowledge Zone
2 weeks ago

India's #Lunar #Lander finds 1st evidence of a #Moonquake in decades : Space.com

Mistranslation of #Newton's First #Law Discovered after Nearly 300 Years : Sci Am

#Antarctica #Warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels : Guardian

Check our latest #KnowledgeLinks

https://knowledgezone.co.in/resources/bookmarks

Nick Evetts FRAS 2E0LUN
3 weeks ago

Watering the plants at 06:32 hrs, so is the perfect chance for some morning Moon from my QTH de 2E0LUN.... #hamradio #Moon #LUNAR #astronomy #cellphoneimaging #MoonHour

YouCanToo
3 weeks ago

Waning Crescent Moon
35% Illuminated - Oct 8th, 2023

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary - ISO: 800 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

#photo #photography #Moon #Lunar #Luna #WaningCrescent #NightSky #GiMP #Canon70D
#Sigma600mmContemporary

Waning Crescent Moon
35% Illuminated - Oct 8th, 2023
Helen H
3 weeks ago

A celestial image of a gold-hued moon amidst sparkling gold splatters with the words “Love you to the moon and back.” Created to tell your special someone just how much you love them. :)

Available here with #FreeShipping: https://www.pictorem.com/395386/I%20Love%20You%20To%20The%20Moon.html

#moon #lura #lunar #HarvestMoon #sky #celestial #cosmos #love #romance #romantic #art #artwork #artists #MastodonArtists #MastoArtists #FediArt #MastoArt #MastodonArt #BuyIntoArt #fediverse #FediGiftShop #GiftsForHim #GiftsForHer

A digital art image of a golden harvest moon on a black background surrounded by gold paint splatters with the words “Love you to the moon and back” written in gold lettering.
Fabio Sona :mastodon:
3 weeks ago

Lunar landscape at sunrise #bormio3000 @bormio_tourism @bormioski #alps #sunrise #d7200nikon #50mm @spi_collective @streetphotographyinternational #landscapephotography #raw_landscape #outdoor #nature #mountains #lunar #moon #sun #outdoors

Paul
3 weeks ago

I was thwarted by clouds for both of the Full Moons in August but last night the sky was clear.

84% waxing gibbous moon. Handheld using the 'moon' mode on the camera

#Moon #Lunar #handheld #craters

AstroHyde
3 weeks ago

What happens when you look at the #moon through a 1m telescope?

Well, as long as you filter the light, some pretty awesome pictures are possible! #lunar #observing #Astrodon #astronomy #telescopes #observatorylife

Lunar surface through the Allan I Carswell Observatory 1m telescope
YouCanToo
4 weeks ago

Waning Gibbous Moon
Sept 2nd, 2023 -86% Illuminated

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO 1250 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/400 Sec

#photo #photography #Lunar #Luna #Moon #WaningGibbous #NightSky gibbous #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Waning Gibbous Moon
Sept 2nd, 2023 -86% Illuminated
Spaceflight 🚀
4 weeks ago

🇮🇳 #Chandrayaan3 measured a temperature at the surface of around 50C 🌡️, but just 80mm below this, it fell to -10C ❄️. Chemical analysis indicated the presence of sulphur, aluminium, calcium iron, titanium, manganese, chromium and oxygen in the #lunar 🌙 soil. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20230830-the-mysteries-of-the-moons-south-pole

YouCanToo
4 weeks ago

Waning Crescent Moon
93% Illuminated - Sept 1st, 2023

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec

#photo #photography #Lunar #Luna #Moon #WaningGibbous #NightSky #GiMP #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Waning Crescent Moon 
93% Illuminated - Sept 1st, 2023
Spaceflight 🚀
4 weeks ago

@revpuddudley it was indeed a little costly https://www.statista.com/chart/17504/nasas-budget-share-of-the-us-federal-budget/
$24 billion 💰 per year for #Apollo between 1961 and 1972 https://www.planetary.org/press-releases/apollo-cost-analysis for 382 kg of #lunar rocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_program#Samples_returned
“I’m not that interested in #space,” John F #Kennedy told the head of #Nasa, #JamesWebb, in a private meeting at the White House in 📆 1962 : #BBC https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190712-apollo-in-50-numbers-the-cost

Matt Sexton
4 weeks ago
Super blue moon seen through tree leaves in Northeast Ohio.
YouCanToo
1 month ago

Aug 30th Blue Moon/Super Moon

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 800 - Aperture: f/10 - Shutter Speed 1/640 sec

#photo #photography #moon #Lunar #FullMoon #BlueMoon #SuperMoon #NightSky #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Aug 30th Blue Moon/Super Moon
If it's a clear night sky, you may be able to see the biggest and brightest moon of the year.It's called the blue super moon and it's the closest to Earth it...
Super blue moon: Rare lunar event dazzles stargazers

APOD from 2023-08-30

Title: Full Moons of August

Copyright/credit: Gianni Tumino

See explanation and HD image at https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230830.html

#space #astronomy #moon #lunar #planet #earth #saturn

Full Moons of August
Spaceflight 🚀
1 month ago

🇯🇵 #Jaxa’s #Slim aims to land with an accuracy of upto 100m compared to conventional #lunar landers whose accuracy is “several or sometimes a dozen kilometers” https://www.independent.co.uk/space/japan-moon-lander-launch-suspended-b2400457.html

Krononaut Moon Shot Project 🌙
1 month ago

Part of the @KronoMoon project. #KrononautMoon

This page is for #Photos #of #the #Moon #only.
Tag your #lunar image with our hashtag #KronoMoonShot and we'll try to give it a boost (up to the Moon?)

#KronoMoonShot #KronoMoon #Photography #Time & #Timelessness

The moon will appear bigger Wednesday than any other day of the year

“the #moon will be at its perigee in relation to earth, slightly more than 222,000 miles away, which will be the closest approach of all the full moons in 2023. Just two weeks ago it was more than 252,000 miles away, when it was at apogee.”

#lunar #astronomy #bluemoon

https://www.denverpost.com/2023/08/29/super-moon-wednesday-2023/

YouCanToo
1 month ago

Tonight's Moon through Smoky Skies - 79% Illuminated

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 125 - Aperture: f/8 - Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec

#photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #WaxingGibbous #Darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Tonight's Moon through Smoky Skies - 79% Illuminated
Alan Kotok
1 month ago

The Jaxa space agency from Japan plans a landing later this year, while NASA from the U.S. also expects to launch an orbital mission to the moon this year.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45147

#News #Press #Science #Business #Space #Moon #NASA #Lunar #Orbiter #Lander #Rover #Astrophysics #India #Japan #China

Stephen
1 month ago

The Indian lunar rover Chandrayaan-3 has rolled out on to the surface of the moon where it will search for frozen water over the next two weeks.

#GoodNews #India #Lunar #Rover #Moon #Exploration #Water

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2023/aug/25/video-shows-indias-lunar-rover-rolling-onto-moons-surface-video

Flipboard Science Desk
1 month ago

India’s lunar rover goes down a ramp to the moon’s surface and takes a walk.

AP reports: https://flip.it/lx18zG

#Moon #MoonLanding #Space #India #Lunar #Chandrayan

Alan Rycroft 🇨🇦
1 month ago

India becomes fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon, and the first to land near the lunar south pole, where there may be frozen water

https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/india-fourth-country-to-land-on-moon-1.6944716

by @CBCNews

#space #Moon #LunarLanding #MoonLanding #India #lunar

Daniel Fischer
1 month ago

Comprehensive table of all 50 (!) #lunar landing attempts throughout space history: https://planet4589.org/space/misc/lland.html - today we say success number 23. (The 'score' columns are fun ... only the 12th landing attempt succeeded, by Luna 9 in 1966).

Nonilex
1 month ago

The possibility that #water can be found near the #lunar #SouthPole has intrigued #space agencies & scientists around the world, who are eager to harvest it. Water obviously is vital for human survival & would be an important component for any #LunarSettlement. But broken into its component parts, hydrogen & oxygen, it could also be used as rocket #fuel.

Daniel Fischer
1 month ago

A view - of four: https://twitter.com/isro/status/1693469304619188516 - of the #lunar far side by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC) of #Chandrayaan3. Meanwhile it has been confirmed that #Luna25 died from an over-burn of its engine which fired for 127 instead of 84 seconds and thus drove the lander straight into the ground: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10161778627475832

Black-and-white image of a section of the lunar far side, the mostly flat Mare and craters.
Retepkce 🐈
1 month ago

Russland beginnt mit der Entnazifizierung des Mondes: Erster Marschflugkörper eingeschlagen. Russland meldet die Vernichtung von einem Zeppelin und 3 Reichsflugscheiben. Präsident Putin weißt darauf hin das die Sonderoperation voll nach Plan läuft. #Lunar #IronSky

Roger Ward
1 month ago

Moon pic. 10 years ago last night. Hand held, resting on the fence in my front garden. Single image. Eos 550D (borrowed), EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6, (mine), fence (mine). 1 40th, f5.6, ISO 100.

I usually follow/follow back new followers and kind people.

#photo #moon #lunar #camera #Canon #handheld

Single image of full moon taken using Canon Eos equipment on 20th August 2013, from my front garden in Brighton, UK.
Moonlight Shade
1 month ago

"Russia’s first lunar mission in decades has ended in failure with its Luna 25 spacecraft crashing into the moon’s surface.

The incident, a blow to Russia’s space ambitions, happened after communication with the robotic spacecraft was interrupted."

https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/20/world/luna-25-spacecraft-moon-collision-intl/index.html
#russia #space #spaceexploration #lunar #moonlanding #moon

Kristian Harstad
1 month ago

#Russia's latest #space venture fails spectacularly: #Luna25 #spacecraft CRASHES INTO #MOON after spinning into an UNCONTROLLED #ORBIT. After the #Kremlin's first #lunar #mission in fifty years failed so utterly, the question on my mind is this: Is #Putin tired of winning yet?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12425749/Russias-Luna-25-smashes-moon-failure.html

Hippy Steve
1 month ago

DARPA has announced a 10 year Lunar Architecture Plan to include "#lunar #power, #communications, #navigation and other #infrastructure as well as users of such capabilities"

They're seeking “new integrated system-level solutions that span multiple services”

https://spacenews.com/darpa-to-study-integrated-lunar-infrastructure/

psst. Integrated systems-level thinking with stacked functions would be a great thing to do here on earth too.

YouCanToo
2 months ago

Waning Gibbous Moon
96.1% Illuminated
Aug 3rd, 2023

📷 Canon70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 1000 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec. Hand held.

#photo #photography #Moon #Lunar #Luna #WaningGibbous #sky #darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Waning Gibbous Moon
96.1% Illuminated 
Aug 3rd, 2023
El Perro Negro
2 months ago

There was a beautiful setting moon this morning so whilst my wife was out walking the dogs I borrowed her "good" camera and got this photo.

#moon #lunar #astrophotography

A setting moon dominates the scene just beginning to drop behind a forest of trees
YouCanToo
2 months ago

Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon 96.4% Illuminated

The next full moon should be Aug 1st called the Sturgeon Moon it will also be a supermoon, A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600 Contemporary Lens - ISO: 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed 1/400 sec.

#Photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #WaxingGibbous #darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon  96.4% Illuminated

The next full moon should be Aug 1st called the Sturgeon Moon it will also be a supermoon, 

A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.
YouCanToo
2 months ago

Waxing Gibbous Moon
91.4% Illuminated

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600 Contemporary Lens - ISO: 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed 1/250 sec.

#Photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #WaxingGibbous #darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Waxing Gibbous Moon
91.4% Illuminated - July 30th, 2023
YouCanToo
2 months ago

Waxing Gibbous Moon
73% Illuminated

📷 Canon70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

#phpt #photography #Lunar #Luna #Moon #WaxingGibbous #Darktable #ZereneStacker #Sigma600mmContemporary #Canon70D

Waxing Gibbous Moon
73% Illuminated - July 27th, 2023
Danielle Rose Baker
2 months ago

Happy Moon Landing Day and #InternationalMoonDay !!! The Apollo program and Moon exploration is a life-long obsession of mine. I’m so excited for our return on Artemis 2 and 3!

#watercolor #apollo #apollo11 #moonlanding #moon #craters #lunar #mineralogy #SpaceArt #SpaceArtist #SciArt #AstroArt #watercolorart #watercolours #NASAMoonSnap #apolloprogram #spaceflight #crewedspaceflight #nasa #rockets #rocketsmakemehappy @nasa

A watercolor lunar landscape in purples and faint golds against a dark indigo sky. A dark purple shadow of the Apollo 11 lunar lander stretches across the bumpy surface.
A square watercolor painting: an Apollo command and service module orbits against the mottled surface of the Moon, shown in faint grays and greens, with a sliver of dark space in the upper right corner.
A square watercolor painting: an astronaut in EVA suit uses a long scientific instrument to measure soil properties on the lunar surface, with another instrument in the foreground showing strips of color against which to measure the color seen on the surface. Gray shadowed rocks are scattered throughout the scene.
A square watercolor painting, featuring a close up of the lunar surface with craters and seas in greens, purples, blues and oranges.
GabeMoralesVR
2 months ago

The original #SegaCD version of #Lunar The Silver Star remains far and away my favorite version. I dislike the story changes the made to Silver Star Remake, and prefer the battle system of the original. Most importantly, I think the original Sega CD opening video completely, utteraly blows away the #PSX and #SegaSaturn opening videos.

There exists on an OST in japan a very rare full length rendition of the JPN version of the sega CD opening that completely 100% rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QY1vxo_EQ

Jeff
3 months ago

I am really excited for more lunar science!

https://spectrum.ieee.org/lunar-landing #Space #Lunar #NASA

Larry Smith
3 months ago

@thomasfuchs
I'm a big fan of small telescopes and what can be done with them. What you've done with your Messier 16 photo is FANTASTIC.

I'm just not well set up for star photography, but I've done some #lunar and #planetary photography with small instruments.

The following photo of #jupiter was taken with an unmotorized #60mm refractor. The #yorick stacking software combined about 60 frames for the image. This was taken in 2010 when the SEB did one of its disappearing acts.

2010 Jupiter image with 60mm refractor
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Daniel Fischer
3 months ago

Last night the famous #Lunar X & V 'characters' were obvious from Europe - I became aware of it only late, so while the X is very prominent here, the V is already too distant from the terminator for a 'dramatic' effect. (See https://nitter.net/cosmos4u/status/1673097681583976450#m for more context.)

Raw, only cropped
Annotated
kategenevieve
3 months ago

Some photos of Laura Williams sharing her Aluna project at Lunar Imaginaries at the new Care + Climate space in Greenwich.

Aluna is a Moon and Tide Clock designed for the 0° longitude on the Greenwich Peninsula.

It's an incredible project. really hope the London community can support the realisation of this building - alunatime.org

#lunarimaginaries #moon #lunar #aluna

A woman with white blonde hair standing in the Greenwich gallery space, a space full of people and plants. The woman is looking at the projection on the far wall. The projection shows the Greenwich peninsula and the site for the Aluna Moon Clock, with titles that read: "WHERE TIME & TIDE MEET".
Laura's design for the Aluna Moon Clock illustrated by Mark Glean. A smooth white curved building is shown right on the Thames by the Millenium Dome at sunset. A waxing moon is visible in the sky.

The building is made up of large pale rings that are made of recycled glass. The different rings track time in different ways, one ring shows the lunar phases, whilst another shows the lunar day and aligns with the moon's path across the sky in relation to Greenwich.

The areas of light on the building are lit by tidal-powered LEDs: the intensity of the light represents the waxing and waning states of the moon, and the light markers show the moon's position and height of the Thames tide.
Spaceflight 🚀
3 months ago

#NYT 📆 June 9, 2023 📆 1969 #NASA publicly maintained that it could protect the #planet. It spent tens of millions of dollars 💰 on a sophisticated #quarantine facility, the #Lunar Receiving Laboratory. “This ended up being an example of planetary protection security #theater” 🎭 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/09/science/nasa-moon-quarantine.html

Picture : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:E_coli_at_10000x,_original.jpg

Mo 👩‍💻
4 months ago

Terminator Too

The #moon at 3:45am yesterday morning. Sometimes insomnia has its benefits.

The mountains on the right of Mare Imbrium are clearly visible in the northern hemisphere, catching the rising sunlight in an effect known as the 'Jewelled Handle'.

Fife, eastern #Scotland
#photography #LunarPhotography #lunar

A photo of the half-illuminated moon, with the left side lit. The terminator is slightly curved and many craters and ridges are visible along its length. The sunlit side of the moon is a soft golden colour.
YouCanToo
4 months ago

Today's Strawberry Moon
100% Illuminated

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contermporary Lens - ISO 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec

#photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #FullMoon #StrawberryMoon #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Today's Strawberry Moon
100% Illuminated
YouCanToo
4 months ago

Not quite a Full Moon yet
99% Illuminated

📷 Canon70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 640 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed 1/640 sec

#photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #WaxingGibbous #Darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Not quite a Full Moon yet
99% Illuminated
YouCanToo
4 months ago

Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon
June 1st. - 95.2% Illuminated

📷 Canon 70D - Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens - ISO: 800 - Aperture: f/13 - Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec

#photo #photography #moon #lunar #luna #WaxingGibbous #darktable #Canon70D #Sigma600mmContemporary

Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon
June 1st. - 95.2% Illuminated
🇺🇸 JewWhoHasItAll
5 months ago

Sneak peek at our #RoshHashanah 5784 #merch patterns!

I’m pretty excited about these!

1. Abstract #Lunar #Phases (great for #RoshChodesh… and pretty much any time of year)

2. Watercolor #Pomegranates (in red with green leaves on a white background)

3. Colorful #Apples (in #red, #green, and #yellow, #pink, #purple, and light #blue on a light #turquoise background)

4. Red, Yellow, and Green Apples (on a dark #teal background)

1/3

Spaceflight 🚀
5 months ago

⏱️ Time of discovery 🔭 of #asteroids ☄️ which passed within 1 #lunar distance from #Earth in 📆 2023

After closest approach 37.90%
< 24 hours before 20.70%
up to 7 days before 34.50%
> one week before 6.90%
> 7 weeks before 0.00%
> one year before 0.00%

List of #asteroid #close approaches to #Earth 🌏 in 📆 2023 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroid_close_approaches_to_Earth_in_2023

#AsteroidThreat

Picture : :ccby: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2020_QG_flyby_spinview.gif

Colin Sullender
6 months ago

NASA has announced the crew for the Artemis II mission, which will take four astronauts around the Moon and deeper into space than any humans before.

  • Reid Wiseman (Commander)
  • Victor Glover (Pilot)
  • Christina Hammock Koch (Mission Specialist)
  • Jeremy Hansen (Mission Specialist)

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis-ii/

#NASA #ArtemisII #Artemis #Space #Astronauts #Moon #Lunar #Exploration #Science

The Artemis II crew in an Orion simulator at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

From left to right: Reid Wiseman (Commander), Victor Glover (Pilot), Christina Hammock Koch (Mission Specialist), and Jeremy Hansen (Mission Specialist)
DaleenCoetzeeArt
6 months ago

'Moon Hare'
I just love drawing hares for no apparent reason...
#MastoArt #ArtMatters #mastodon #illustration #hare #moon #ArtGallery #lunar #easter

A highly textured Illustration in muted golden tones. It depicts the upper body of a hare in profile, long ears streaming out behind the head. It has a huge golden-yellow eye that serves as the focal point. There are some medieval-type drawings of the phases of the moon in the background. A feeling of quietly confident joyous wildness is depicted by the hare's facial expression and by the way it holds itself.
Daniel Fischer
6 months ago

The Japanese private mission #Hakuto-R has now entered #lunar orbit, but the press release https://www.ispace-inc.com/news-en/?p=4460 doesn't specify altitude or period - and the exact day of the #landing attempt in about a month has also not been disclosed yet.

Azul Buho
7 months ago

Heavenly treats on show today just before #sunset. A waxing crescent #moon, with #earthshine showing the full #lunar disc. And slanted top-left to bottom-right were #planets aplenty in super #szygy. Here the moon, #Jupiter and #Venus. Mucky #Mars was up and left too. Get in. #Astronomy FTW.

Against a blue twilight sky with the fading sunlight bottom right, we see top left a crescent moon, with its un-sunlit sector still just visible because of earthshine. Down and to the right is Jupiter, and further yet Venus.
Debra Martz
8 months ago

I went out in the backyard to watch and photograph the full moon rising on February 5, 2023. I used various settings to get different light and color...this was one of my favorites. A tad bit spooky but beautiful at the same time.

https://debra-martz.pixels.com/featured/full-moon-rising-number-3-debra-martz.html

#FullMoon #Moon #NightSky #Lunar #astronomy #photography #NightPhotography #PhotographyIsArt #AYearForArt #ArtMatters #art #BuyIntoArt #artBooster #GiftThemArt

The full moon from February 5th as it was rising.  The moon is big and glowing brightly through the silhouettes of bare winter limbs of a large tree.  It is lighting the sky around it and darkens around the edges of the image.
TheSnoopySnoop
8 months ago

Waxing Gibbous moon tonight
99.46% illuminated
Approximated distance from Earth 406,335km or 252,485miles

#moon #moonphotography #Astrophotography #Space #ASTRO #lunar

Andrew Wooldridge 🌱
8 months ago

More secret treasures #playstation #rpg #lunar #jrpg

Bill Adler
8 months ago

I took this moon photo years ago when I lived in Washington, DC. I love looking at the moon.

#moon #lunar #night

A photo of the moon through the trees.
Daniel Fischer
9 months ago

The newest #lunar orbiter KPLO or #Danuri from Korea carries six instruments, one of them being the NASA-funded #ShadowCam. Designed and built by Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), ShadowCam is a younger sibling of the successful Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), Narrow Angle Camera (NAC). ShadowCam adds to our knowledge of the Moon by imaging within permanently shadowed regions near the poles - and here is its first image: http://shadowcam.sese.asu.edu/images/1284

The first ShadowCam image from orbit reveals the permanently shadowed wall and floor of Shackleton crater in never before seen detail. Image 2040 meters wide,
Elizabeth Tasker
9 months ago

Let's do another #Quiz! #JAXA's #SLIM #lunar lander is due to launch next year. A technology demonstration, SLIM is designed to test pin-point precision landing by using real-time image recognition to identify its position. But where is SLIM planning to land?

Westport Observatory
10 months ago

WAS Welcomes Dr. Brett Denevi, Deputy Principal Investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera - The Coming Era of Lunar Science and Exploration - December 20, 8 PM - https://mailchi.mp/was-ct/brett-denevi

We will take a look at science highlights from this mission, and preview the missions that will be on the Moon soon.

#WestportObservatory #Lecture #Lunar #Moon #NASA #Astronomy #APL #JohnsHopkins #LROC

Dr. Alexandre Santerne 🌍
10 months ago

#NASA just released some high-resolution #photography of the #lunar surface taken during the #Moonflyby of the #Orion capsule.

I made the panorama for you 😉

Enjoy !

credits: #NASA / #Artemis
Raw images available on the NASA / Johnson flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/albums/72177720303788800

#Moon #photography #Space

Panorama of the lunar surface, in high-resolution during the Orion flyby.
credits: NASA
Izzy
10 months ago

I’m watching #Orion approach the moon this morning for it’s #Lunar orbital insertion. I’m learning that even on this module, there are refurbished #SpaceShuttle parts.

Here is a #BallpointPen #Drawing of the spaceshuttle I drew around the same time last year.

#Art #SpaceArt #Artemis #Artemis1 #Space

Drawing of the space shuttle about to land.
Dr. Alexandre Santerne 🌍
10 months ago

Today the #Orion capsule will fly by the #Moon and fire it’s main #engine to enter #lunar #orbit 4 days later. Below is the expected trajectory of the #spacecraft.

The #Artemis1 capsule will skim about 130km (80mi) above the #lunar surface.

Watch it live on the #NASA live stream starting at 11:15 CET / 10:15 WET / 5:15 EST - flyby at 12:44 GMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvWtNx3VOUA

#space

There's a #LunarEclipse starting in about 8-10 hours depending on where you are in the world!

* Eastern Russia, Japan, much of Canada, Alaska, NZ, Pacific islands, and the US Pacific coast will be treated to the full total #lunar #eclipse.

*The Rockies down through Mexico, US plains, CAN prairies, AUS, and much of east and southeast Asia will see a total (or near-total) eclipse.

* In Michigan (where I am) we'll see a #partial eclipse! 🌜

Details: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-november-8
#moon #astronomy