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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #600 on: April 30, 2013, 05:13:34 am »
In fact, that color is due to the sand of the desert  :ninja:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #601 on: April 30, 2013, 09:15:28 am »
That's true mastership of Photoshop! :thumbup: Looks almost like real... :ninja:

Or... is it? :afaid:

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #602 on: April 30, 2013, 11:45:13 am »
Believe me... it IS real!  :ninja:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #603 on: April 30, 2013, 12:39:35 pm »
Hey Luthy, are these your photographs? I like the one with the buildings a lot :)

Jorge, that looks like... sulphur attack.
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #604 on: April 30, 2013, 12:58:30 pm »
No, not mine. I tried to take a picture with the mobile camera, but the damn white balance balanced too well: the picture looked like a normal day  :ninja:

Those are taken from the news in Internet  :ninja:

Jorge... I can't watch the photo from here. I'll try at home  :bawl:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #605 on: April 30, 2013, 10:07:17 pm »
Ok, now I see the photo. And, incredlibly, there's not so much difference :roll:

Of course, it was only rain, and some wind... but not any sandstorn. Or better said... There was a lot of sand, floating in the air, and falling afterwairds in form of nasty rain...
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #606 on: May 04, 2013, 08:23:22 pm »
And one morning picture from my bedroom window :-)

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #607 on: May 04, 2013, 08:29:16 pm »
Ooooh, nice!! You had to wake up early to take that picture, didn't you?

(well, in fact, I usually wake up before the sunrise, but not when I can stay at home  :shifty:).

The sky has a red-bluish hue I really like.  :wOOt:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #608 on: May 04, 2013, 08:55:42 pm »
It was 5 AM :-) I wake up at that time on Thursdays as I have to be at work before 7 AM.

Pity I was in a such hurry that I did not have time to properly set the camera. It was more intense red-bluish and the sun more intense red-yellow. It was an amazing view.

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #609 on: May 04, 2013, 09:43:42 pm »
5 AM? OMG! I see the sun appearing on the horizon at 6.45 aprox, those days... I think the timetable of the sun is not exactly the same in our countries...  :insane:

Next time, have the camera ready... although I'd have the eyes closed, if I were you! (still sleeping  :ninja: ).
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #610 on: May 05, 2013, 11:15:20 am »
Beautiful indeed, Kris! Thanks a lot.:)

Was the sun still subdued enough to watch it pleasantly? Or was it too bright already?

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #611 on: May 05, 2013, 11:52:54 am »
That's it :) It was completely pleasant to look at. The clouds covered it perfectly.
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #612 on: May 12, 2013, 05:59:53 pm »
My dear sky-watchers,

you may have noticed on the news that there was an annular solar eclipse recently. You will find some amazing photos of annularity at sunrise here. Some of them show the chromosphere, a thin layer of the sun above the usually visual surface. The chromosphere is invisible normally, but here the photograph managed to catch it outside a total eclipse. And do watch the video which is just plain amazing!

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #613 on: June 20, 2013, 08:53:28 am »
Hey folks,

last weekend I managed to view a clear night-sky outside town. We were at out cottage and the afternoon was rather cloudy, but after sunset some stars came out. Dad and me watched the ISS flying by in the vicinity of moon, Saturn and Spica. Well, and then for a while all the clouds vanished and gave me a clear view of so many brilliant stars, the faint milky way and the unending dusk-dawn to the North. Wonderful!

Oh, speaking of Saturn... you might like this: We're all to be photographed.

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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #614 on: June 20, 2013, 01:01:26 pm »
You're able to see the Milky Way????  :wOOt:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #615 on: June 20, 2013, 01:06:52 pm »
Yeah, sure! Even the dark dust lanes inside and near Cygnus, the swan. :)
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #616 on: June 20, 2013, 05:48:28 pm »
I haven't seen Milky way at least 2 decades. I think it's just urban legend  :nosweat:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #617 on: June 20, 2013, 09:34:32 pm »
Urban legend? Perhaps - but cosmic truth!
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #618 on: June 21, 2013, 06:29:58 am »
:roll:
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Re: When you watch the sky...
« Reply #619 on: July 22, 2013, 05:46:05 pm »
My dear skygazers,

you should have seen last Saturday's sunset from my sunset hill near our cottage! I went to see it with Abby and as we left the cottage, the very last rays of the sun were golden on the ripe wheat. The sun was still blazing bright as it set, almost too bright to behold directly. But the sky around was glowing with gold  - and the most beautiful sight was opposite it: Towards the southwest, beneath the pink bow called "belt of Venus", the night was rising in leaden gray, and an almost full moon was rising above and to the right of that. Wonderful!

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