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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘moon phase’

Sky Tonight—May 15, Earth shadow, Belt of Venus in

Sky Tonight—May 15, Earth shadow, Belt of Venus in east after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at 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 pink band 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 ... Full Story

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