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Mustang;1348634 wrote: You got it!

This is the info offered by the linkback. The date and the number of times it was viewed, follows:

28.12.2010-3734

27.12.2010-3731

26.12.2010-3289

10,754 total, to date.


I feel so stupid asking all these questions Mustang.

So, does that mean that 3,289 people looked at this picture on my astronomy thread on Dec. 12th?
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Kathy Ellen;1348635 wrote: I feel so stupid asking all these questions Mustang.

So, does that mean that 3,289 people looked at this picture on my astronomy thread on Dec. 12th?


There's no such thing as a stupid question. Questions are how we learn. :)

The day, month and year is how they list their dates. On Dec. 26, 2010 there were 3,289 views. ;)
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Mustang;1348636 wrote: There's no such thing as a stupid question. Questions are how we learn. :)

The day, month and year is how they list their dates. On Dec. 26, 2010 there were 3,289 views. ;)


I get it now Mustang. Thanks soooooo much for explaining this to me. I can't believe that over 3,000 people are looking at that pic in one day.

WOW...very amazing.....I'm stunned!
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Kathy Ellen;1348640 wrote: I get it now Mustang. Thanks soooooo much for explaining this to me. I can't believe that over 3,000 people are looking at that pic in one day.

WOW...very amazing.....I'm stunned!


Amazing indeed that your thread has peaked such a wonderful interest!

Keep up the good work, Kathy Ellen! :-6
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Kathy Ellen;1348545 wrote: Something is wrong with this view count:(

This thread had about 85,000 hits on December 26 and now...3 days later it has almost 95,000 hits. How can it jump 10,000 hits in 3 days?


People just browsing the Internet, believe it or not. That's where a lot of the hits come from. I think you should start your own site Kathy.

I will go to Ireland one day. I think it would be a good place for an FG meet up. If this contract I'm on now works out. I should be able to do it by midsummer. All given that I can bring my lass along. She loves stars. I couldn't leave her out of it.

Fingers crossed.
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OpenMind;1348663 wrote: People just browsing the Internet, believe it or not. That's where a lot of the hits come from. I think you should start your own site Kathy.

I will go to Ireland one day. I think it would be a good place for an FG meet up. If this contract I'm on now works out. I should be able to do it by midsummer. All given that I can bring my lass along. She loves stars. I couldn't leave her out of it.

Fingers crossed.


I'm so glad this contract is working out for you OpenMind. You deserve the best.

It would be lovely if we all could meet in Ireland one day OpenMind. Unfortunately, I can't go this summer as I have pending obligations for that time. I really miss my summer trips to Ireland:-1
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December 29th, 2010 "Eclipse at Moonset"

Ahhhh, a beautiful view from Tenerife:-6

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Oh, that is a beautiful time lapse photo.
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The eclipsed moon always appears so much bigger than what we usually see. I noted that the other week also when I was looking directly at the moon.

The only explanation I can think of is that the sun's rays must reflect from a point beneath the surface of the moon.

Amazing that the moon's colour when eclipsed is a reflection of the Earth.
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OpenMind;1348950 wrote: The eclipsed moon always appears so much bigger than what we usually see. I noted that the other week also when I was looking directly at the moon.

The only explanation I can think of is that the sun's rays must reflect from a point beneath the surface of the moon.

Amazing that the moon's colour when eclipsed is a reflection of the Earth.


Well, from where you were viewing the Moon this time, the eclipse approched the horizon, and the moon always appears larger when nearer the horizon.

The last time I watch an eclipse, it was rather low on the southern horizon, and it also seemed a bit larger.

This seems to be related to the "Moon Illusion"
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LarsMac;1348959 wrote: Well, from where you were viewing the Moon this time, the eclipse approched the horizon, and the moon always appears larger when nearer the horizon.

The last time I watch an eclipse, it was rather low on the southern horizon, and it also seemed a bit larger.

This seems to be related to the "Moon Illusion"


The moon here was quite high above the earth during the eclipse and, due to the moon's recent peculiar orbit with the Earth, showed in two different places at different times.

I do understand how and why the moon appears larger when it is closer to the horizon, but it wasn't closer on either occasion.

Personally, I believe that sunlight reflects back from a lower point on the moon due to both the moon's refractive index and the amount of dust on the surface.
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December 31st, 2010 "Analemma 2010"

A very cool picture. I love the photographer's wee shadow in the lower left corner.

Also love the wee home...very pretty and so perfect looking!



APOD: 2010 December 31 - Analemma 2010
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Kathy Ellen;1349002 wrote: December 31st, 2010 "Analemma 2010"

A very cool picture. I love the photographer's wee shadow in the lower left corner.

Also love the wee home...very pretty and so perfect looking!

APOD: 2010 December 31 - Analemma 2010


That was very good. Quite a dedication.
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January 10th, 2011 "A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm"

Now, this is a gorgeous picture...

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110110.html
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Kathy Ellen;1350481 wrote: January 10th, 2011 "A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm"

Now, this is a gorgeous picture...

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110110.html


Amazing.
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That takes my breath away! So beautiful. Thanks Kathy.
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January 15, 2011 "Total Eclipse at the End of the World"

WOOZAAA.....

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Kathy Ellen;1350794 wrote: January 15, 2011 "Total Eclipse at the End of the World"

WOOZAAA.....

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Magnificent
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A bit of a storm on Saturn.

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OpenMind;1351450 wrote: A bit of a storm on Saturn.

Nasa Cassini spacecraft reveals storm over Saturn | Mail Online


That's amazing OpenMind!
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January 17th, 2011 "Night and Day above Almost Planet Sounio"

Love this mosiac!



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That's very cleverly done. Very good.
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January 23rd, 2011 "Peekskill Fireball Video: Johnstown"

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I'm going to clump a few pictures, that I find interesting, today as I haven't posted on this thread in a bit...

APOD: 2011 January 28 - NanoSail-D

APOD: 2011 January 29 - Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater

APOD: 2011 January 31 - Japans Kounotori2 Supply Ship Approaches the Space Station

APOD: 2011 February 5 - Apollo 14: A View from Antares
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February 2nd, 2011 "Moon and Venus over Switzerland"

This is one gorgeous picture !!



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February 8th, 2011 "Iridescent Clouds from the Top of the World Highway"

Another gorgeous picture!

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OpenMind;1351640 wrote: That's very cleverly done. Very good.


I agree! I envy people who have this creative ability.
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February 13th, 2011 "Ice Fishing for Cosmic Neutrinos"



Way cool picture...gorgeous...

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NanoSail-D.....

"NASA has formed a partnership with Spaceweather.com to engage the amateur astronomy community to submit the best images of the orbiting NanoSail-D solar sail. NanoSail-D unfurled the first ever 100-square-foot solar sail in low-Earth orbit on Jan. 20."

This sail will be visible in my area almost every night this week. Can't wait to see it!

NASA - NanoSail-D Home Page

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February 19th, 2011 "Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 Close Up"

Beautiful !!

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110219.html

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February 20th, 2011 "Mammatus Clouds Over Olympic Valley"

Very cool cloud pockets...

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Wow, that is an awesome photo!

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