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Space Jupiter Over the Mediterranean

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Sep 7, 2009.

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    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    Jupiter Over the Mediterranean


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    Jupiter Over the Mediterranean
    Credit & Copyright: Tun&ccedil; Tezel (TWAN)

    Explanation: This vacation included a sight to remember. Pictured above, a picturesque starscape capped a serene seascape as seen from Turkey this past August. In the above digitally stitched panorama, the Gelidonya Lighthouse shines in the foreground before a calm Mediterranean Sea. On the left, Jupiter is the brightest point in the image and since on the same side of the Sun as the Earth, was near its yearly brightest. Glowing just shy of magnitude -3, Jupiter was brighter than any star in the sky, and brighter even than Mars was during its famously bright opposition of 2003 August. On the right, the band of the Milky Way Galaxy fades into distant atmospheric haze above the
     

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