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Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 22nd 19, 11:10 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

On Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10:47:10 AM UTC, StarDust wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47667729

This beautiful picture of Jupiter was assembled from three separate images...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 22nd 19, 08:58 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
March Equinox 2019

https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm

Such a beautiful image of the full moon presently where the location of the South pole is roughly 90 degrees to the full moon where the polar...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 21st 19, 01:27 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
March Equinox 2019

https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm

The last day where the Sun is in view before it turns out of sight for 6 months as the Earth continues its journey through space and around the...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 20th 19, 07:41 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
March Equinox 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:28:12 AM UTC, palsing wrote:
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3:23:13 PM UTC-7, Gerald Kelleher wrote:

I can't find a website that has the time and date for...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 19th 19, 10:23 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
March Equinox 2019

In all cases the Equinox is described as an event where all places on Earth experience equal amounts of daylight and darkness, however, this is never the case in a dramatic way...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 19th 19, 05:24 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
March Equinox 2019

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/18/18270887/spring-equinox-2019-vernal-march

Do people really wish to prescribe to a planet with a zero degree inclination and a pivoting circle of...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 18th 19, 07:19 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
This is no taunt

Those who would point in the direction of Galileo as a great innovator by use of a telescope in describing the motions of Jupiter's satellites have nothing to say about the 21st century planetary...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 18th 19, 08:55 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
This is no taunt

It often happens that many announce the insight of Galileo where the satellites of Jupiter run their circuit around their parent planet as one of the great advancements in reasoning and...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 17th 19, 10:23 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
The long shadows

There are a number of helpful approaches that makes it easier for people to arrive at the surface rotation as a function of the orbital motion of the Earth.

A more productive approach is that one...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 15th 19, 07:07 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
The long shadows

https://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm

In a number of days, the Sun will disappear from view for 6 months in what is one of the great astronomical events - two distinct types of sunrise...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 14th 19, 11:07 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
An astronomical prediction

As Mercury continues its journey (in retrograde motion) it fades to such an extent that it becomes almost imperceptible from the background stars as the planet's fully illuminated side faces the Sun...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 13th 19, 11:05 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
An astronomical prediction

Last month the thread involved showing Mercury move in direct motion and opposite the motion of the background stars using the central Sun as a reference for both, after all, the change in position...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 12th 19, 05:25 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
An astronomical prediction

It is wonderful to see that Mercury is far brighter when it moves from right to left and behind the Sun due to the fact that its fully illuminated face is seen from the slower moving Earth whereas...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 11th 19, 06:58 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
An astronomical prediction

It appears that Mercury has come into view heading in front of the Sun today -

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_c3.gif

It will be seen moving faster than the stars using the...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 10th 19, 11:13 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Three axioms and observations

The axioms are -

1 -The Earth orbits the Sun

2 - Planets closer to the Sun moves faster

3 - The Sun has a forward motion through space and around the galactic centre.

In 21st century terms and...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 10th 19, 11:02 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
An astronomical prediction

https://www.theplanetstoday.com/

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_c3.gif

When does Mercury enter the time lapse moving quicker than the background stars and in front of the Sun...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 8th 19, 10:31 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Follow the line

The tsunami of websites carrying RA/Dec modeling within the last few years is quite a spectacle. The seasons are a result of two surface rotations to the Sun acting in combinations yet because...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 7th 19, 07:00 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Canada Joins Lunar Gateway

On Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 5:50:02 PM UTC, Davoud wrote:
"

It gives me no pleasure to note that you also live in a failed or
failing state. No pleasure because it is my Motherland as well...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 7th 19, 07:47 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
The Medusa

In order to explain the cause of the seasons as a combination of daily and orbital rotational actions to students, it is necessary to look at the effects of the orbital component through the Polar...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 6th 19, 10:18 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Follow the line

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11353

This is where celestial sphere enthusiasm and modeling gets you all - a monstrosity that offers nothing but intellectual damnation.
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 6th 19, 08:18 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
The Medusa

The entire empirical modeling of the solar system inherited from Newton is based on RA/Dec where the Sun wanders up and down against a celestial sphere -...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 3rd 19, 09:06 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Want to watch a mannequin blow up?

On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:31:00 PM UTC, RichA wrote:
On Saturday, 2 March 2019 01:21:39 UTC-8, Gerald Kelleher wrote:
On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:17:25 AM UTC, RichA wrote:
...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy March 2nd 19, 09:21 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Want to watch a mannequin blow up?

On Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:17:25 AM UTC, RichA wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47414390

I see you covered both outcomes with this great engineering achievement using...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 16th 19, 07:14 PM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Mercury in direct motion

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:28:10 AM UTC, corvastro wrote:
On Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:58:32 PM UTC-8, Gerald Kelleher wrote:
Much easier to let the timelapse explain things as it...
Forum: Amateur Astronomy February 16th 19, 11:51 AM Posted to sci.astro.amateur
Replies: 10
Views: 1,697
Posted By Gerald Kelleher
Referencing our planet to the Sun

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:34:47 AM UTC, corvastro wrote:
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:38:54 PM UTC-8, Quadibloc wrote:
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:00:34 PM UTC-7, Jibini...
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