Tuesday February 20, 2018: I got it! The International Space Station transited the surface of the moon from a spot about 60 miles away from my home where I set up to catch this phenomenon this afternoon. At our last Super Moon (Jan 31) I tried to catch the ISS transit and had I succeeded (failure posted Feb 2 of the full moon of Jan 31) the image would have been more dramatic I think as the ISS would have been black against the bright moon surface. Today was the next opportunity as the ISS was due to cross the path of the 25% Waxing Crescent Moon during daylight at 16:14:40.87. I started shooting at 16:14:39 for the 16:14:40.87 transit start time, and fired off 46 frames over a little more than 3 seconds (14 fps). 22 frames had the ISS visible and 8 frames showed the ISS superimposed on the moon, but it shows up better on the dark side of the moon as it is reflecting the sun like the crescent part of the moon. Technically the transit time was 0.46 sec. Unfortunately I underestimated how far I had to drive to get into position and despite driving progressively faster(!), I only arrived on the location about 3 minutes before the ISS was due to transit the moon! Had I had more time to run tests I would have chosen a much faster shutter speed as traveling through space at 17,150 mph the ISS was not as sharp as I think I can capture it. 1/640th sec is inadequate for using 1120 mm, let alone to freeze a small speck moving at over 8km/s! A mistake due to inadequate planning! But this adventure was fun and I am excited for the next transit opportunity, this time a solar transit in 2 days which I will be able to shoot from home! Thanks to transit-finder.com for the fabulously informative web site! Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, EF 200-400 mm with built-in 1.4x tele-extender plus external 2x tele-extender at 1120 mm, ISO 250, 1/640 sec at f/11. #instagramaz#az365#igsouthwest#arizonacollective#canon#insta_america_arizona#canonbringit#landscape#natural_arizona#arizonahighways#arizonahikersguide#azcentral#canon_photos#TeamCanon#beon12#cbs5az#abc15arizona#fox10phoenix#moon#moon_of_the_day#iss @iss
Did you know that Oskar & Klaus’ illustrated adventure book “The Mission to Cataria” was launched to the International Space Station via SpaceX rocket last August (that’s what you’re seeing here)? It will soon be read from orbit by an astronaut to kids all over the world as an official selection of Story Time From Space! We will have the exact date of the reading soon, and will definitely post videos and links! We’re sure that a bit of Oskar is in space because he was sleeping and nibbling on the book before the launch. Look up at the skies and think of Oskar this week. As far as the book, it’s available in print and braille versions for worldwide shipping on www.OSKARandKLAUS.com (you can even have a pawtographed 🐾 version). We will be donating a bunch of copies this spring thanks to you — over 1,000 Oskar & Klaus books in total! [The book was sent on the Dragon capsule as part of @spacex CRS-12 mission to @iss — footage is from @nasa and music is Isao Tomita “Arabesque No. 1” originally composed by Claude Debussy.]
The ISS passing over next to Orion. Eventhough this picture has been heavily edited, I still really like it. The unedited version looked very pale due to the light from the moon.
Farelo de borracha
Como diria Alexandre Meirelles: "quem entra pra vida de concurseiro, mesmo depois de aprovado(classificado e empossado, né?!), não sai dela muito normal" rsrs... Já fui aprovada em alguns, luto pela minha posse no fisco e concordo com ele.
Há várias coisas que ficam simbólicas pra nós durante esse processo, concordam? Pode ser o sacrifício financeiro, ausência nas atividades familiares e vida social, adiamento de planos (ôô...), menos horas de sono... Pra mim, além de algum tempo (não me pergunte quanto) vivendo na base do cronômetro - HBCs, % de acertos e revisões, umas das coisas mais simbólicas é o farelo da borracha em cima da mesa, do caderno já meio sujo e da nossa roupa, no final de um dia de estudo. É a representação do trabalho intelectual e braçal (sim, braços 💪🏻💪🏻) que resulta na posse, em breve (🗣Amém?) Tenho certeza de que depois de empossada onde quero, vivendo a vida que escolhi e pela qual lutei pra viver, nunca esquecerei do significado daquele monte de farelo de borracha espalhado na mesa... 😌💭 #fisco#icms#iss#atepassar#rfb#estudaqueavidamuda
NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 11.96 thousand light years away and 30 light-years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star WR7, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief pre-supernova stage of evolution. It is similar in nature to the Bubble Nebula, but interactions with a nearby large molecular cloud are thought to have contributed to the more complex shape and curved bow-shock structure of Thor's Helmet. It is also catalogued as Sharpless 2-298 and Gum 4. The nebula has an overall bubble shape, but with complex filamentary structures. The nebula contains several hundred solar masses of ionised material, plus several thousand more of unionised gas. It is largely interstellar material swept up by winds from the central star, although some material does appear to be enriched with the products of fusion and is likely to come directly from the star.The expansion rate of different portions of the nebula varies from 10km/s to at least 30km/s, leading to age estimates of 78,500 - 236,000 years. The nebula has been studied at radio and x-ray wavelengths, but it is still unclear whether it was produced at the class O main sequence stage of development, as a red supergiant, luminous blue variable, or mainly as a Wolf-Rayet star.