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ES Picture of the Day 17 2020
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EPOD 20th - Observing the Moon on the Same Day from the Northern and
September 17, 2020
Frietas Moon-Venus-Curitiba-SandroColetti (1)
November 2018 Viewer's Choice We’re celebrating 20 years of Earth
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appreciative. This EPOD was originally published November 22, 2018.
Photographers: Mario Freitas; Sandro Coletti
Summary Author: Mario Freitas
The shooting times of the pair of photos above differ by less than one
hour, but their locations were more than 10,000 kilometers apart.
During civil twilight on July 15, 2018, the same Moon-Venus
conjunction was observed by amateur astronomers in Copenhagen,
Denmark and Curitiba, Brazil. If we consider that both celestial
bodies lie close to the ecliptic plane, the Earth’s roundness
provides that the arc connecting Venus to the waxing crescent
Moon appears almost horizontal in Copenhagen, but is strongly tilted
upwards in Curitiba.
Fortunately, meteorological conditions were favorable for observing the
sky at both locations -- shooting times were 20:44 for Copenhagen and
21:26 UTC for Curitiba. The simulation by Google Earth makes it
clear that the way the Earth’s axis tilts allows twilight times to
be simultaneous in both cities. Although they differ by 60 degrees in
longitude and 80 degrees in latitude, the geodesic line
between Copenhagen and Curitiba eventually coincides with the solar
terminator. Note that the planet Mercury is also visible in second
picture (at lower left of the Moon).
+ Curitiba, Brazil: -25.4809, -49.3044
+ Copenhagen, Denmark: 55.676111, 12.568333
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