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Actual view of sunny side of earth, see cloud systems

Here is a link to a cool actual view of planet earth from space. Satellite DSCOVR sits at the first Lagrangian point, a zone about 900,000 miles from earth where the sun and earth gravity balance. That allows it to gently orbit as though holding still as far as earth is concerned, so it looks constantly at the sunny side.

Although the photos are most of a day late, you can clearly see major weather systems and the earth rotating, so you can see all of earth.


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Very Cool! Thank you!
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I'd like to see the sequence during a solar eclipse..

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I'd like to see the sequence during a solar eclipse..
Me too! Recognize that the moon's shadow is quite small on the earth's surface, at least the total part.

But it will be cool to see! Anywhere the solar eclipse hits should be visible, the satellite is between the sun and earth, the moon will pass between them. Just a matter of the timing of the photos, and I'm sure those in charge are just as interested (more actually) as we are.

Great idea, you are really thinking!
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Very cool.
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SkyGazer! Dude! Very neat! Have you been getting up at 0500 to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the moon? If not you need to. Just looking at them here in Florida. Getting too light now. Look to the east. Easy to see with the naked eye. Plus, you get to see the disc of the planets orbits as they orbit the sun! kevin
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SkyGazer! Dude! Very neat! Have you been getting up at 0500 to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the moon? If not you need to. Just looking at them here in Florida. Getting too light now. Look to the east. Easy to see with the naked eye. Plus, you get to see the disc of the planets orbits as they orbit the sun! kevin

Cool Kevin, glad you have seen them. Saw them with the moon this AM, I've been up every clear morning for the beauty! I'm a bit jealous of how high the ecliptic is from down in Florida, much clearer view of the planets than here, even though we have cold dry air up here.

Here is a thread I started to make others aware back when it was amazingly tight:

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...ght-close.html
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cool it is....
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SkyGazer! Dude! Very neat! Have you been getting up at 0500 to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the moon? If not you need to. Just looking at them here in Florida. Getting too light now. Look to the east. Easy to see with the naked eye. Plus, you get to see the disc of the planets orbits as they orbit the sun! kevin
Hey "Florida", now you can see five planets at once in the AM. Bet you've been looking! Must be warmer there than here (been zero and below). I started a separate thread to notify others.

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/seaman...ml#post3293498
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