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Thingol of Doriath
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This thread is as good as any...

Most Important Picture Ever Taken! Makes one feel quite small in the universe. []

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I watched the video just for the chilled music [] []

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Supposedly Jupiter's moons will be visible tonight?
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From the naked eye?
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The email my dad sent me says binoculars in the backyard will be enough....But I kind of doubt it.
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The Galilean moons are awesome to see with even a small telescope. When I view them with mine,and as you are looking at the bands of Jupiter, it is really breathtaking.
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Neytari Took-Baggins - Thanks for the head up!

I hauled out my little telescope and we could clearly see four of the moons. It was pretty neat for the whole family to look through it and see the little dots!

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It should be visible for a while.
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Saw Jupiter low in the southeastern sky last night while walking the dogs, and I was tempted to pull the old telescope out. It really is something to see.
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Perseids showers look pretty good this year
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Today's solar eclipse:

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Great pics!
Also, water has just been found on Mars.

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This is what the eclipse looked like seen from Oslo:

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Kvitøya, Svalbard experienced a total eclipse for 1,5 minutes. Link.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/jostvandyke2007
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This is from an Australian newsite. []
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Smiley face will appear in night sky
November 30, 2008, 12:42 pm

Is it a flying saucer? Is it a runaway intergalactic missile? No, it's just a smiley face.

On Monday night Venus, Jupiter and a three-day-old crescent Moon, will appear as a smiley face above the western horizon.

The unusual astronomical event will be close enough to see with the naked eye, any time from 9pm (AEDT) onwards.

But if you miss it, you will have to wait another five years before the formation appears again.

Cool! []

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I saw this yesterday evening and meant to post about it. Quite a sight, the two brightest planets and a new moon, "as thin as a nail-paring, as if we had never stayed no time in the Elvish country." []

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Will it look like that from this side of the equator, too, then?
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Yes. Just look southwest in the evening sky. The brightest two "stars" will be Venus and Jupiter. The moon will look something like [] .
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Assuming the cloud cover isn't comprehensive (as it is now), I must remember to try that.
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Yeah, I've seen the two planets just as bright as can be. But the cloud cover is going to be thick in my area for the next few months, so little chance of see it.

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There was some blue sky visible this morning, but cloud cover is rapidly becoming comprehensive.

*sigh*

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My astronomy class was all set for a moon viewing. It was a little hazy, but there weren't any clouds. But by the time all the telescopes were set up the moon, Jupiter, and Venus were setting [] I didn't get to look at anything with high magnification, and only got to see the moon through low magnification for a few seconds. It was beautiful...But not enough time!
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There was too much cloud cover where I live. [] Four hours north, however, my mum got to see it very clearly.
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It was raining heavily from before sunset to after midnight here, so no chance.
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