Astronomy Picture of the Day
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Eclipsed Moon and Mars over Mountains
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There is something unusual about this astronomically-oriented photograph.
It’s not obvious — it was discovered only during post-processing.
It is not
the Moon, although capturing the Moon rising during a total lunar eclipse is quite an unusually interesting sight.
(Other interesting images also captured during last month’s eclipse can be found
It is not
Mars, found to the lower right of the Moon,
although Mars being captured near its brightest
also makes for an unusually interesting sight.
It is the goat.
Tomorrow’s picture: meteoroid stream
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Authors & editors:
Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman
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