June 19, 2007

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When Goddesses Collide

images by Anthony Ayiomamitis, Athens, Greece

The Moon is the most powerful object in the sky, for only it can eclipse every other celestial body in its path. When the Moon and any other astro orb meet, the Moon always comes out on top. Saturn slinks behind and away, Mars is hardly seen at all, and even the mighty clusters, not to mention nebulae and entire galaxies, are hardly a match for our stupendous satellite, our mighty Moon. So the next time your misguided friends praise tiny worlds in the sky, or vast collections of dust and gas, remind them that nothing can come between us and the magnificent Moon.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
June 18, 2007, left: 17:55:00 UT+3; right: 19:25:00 UT+3. AP 160 f/7.5 StarFire EDF + AP 1200GTO GEM + Canon EOS 300d + Baader IR-Cut filter (1.25″). Exposures 1/800 sec @ISO 800.

Related Links:
More occulatation information from Anthony
The June 18, 2007 occultation circumstances

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