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Archive for May 26, 2010

Earthsky Tonight—May 26: Earth shadow, Belt of

Earthsky Tonight—May 26:  Earth shadow, Belt of Venus in east after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here’s a lovely photo of the Earth’s shadow, which can be seen any clear evening ascending in the eastern sky at exactly the same rate that the sun sets below the western horizon. The shadow is a deep blue-grey – darker than the blue of the twilight sky. The pinkish part above the shadow is called the Belt of Venus. The shadow of the Earth is big. You might have to turn your head to see the whole thing. ... Full Story

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