Pretty eye-opening how fast that is.
And it's still too slow for interstellar travel...
There's this really cool scene in The Expanse where one of the protagonists on Earth has a video chat with her husband on the Moon and everything has a three second delay due zo travel time which did a really good job at examplifying this.
It's funny when you realize that - if we travel with speed of light, we will freely explore our solar system and only the closest stars.
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As a kid I often used to point my flashlight at the Moon and flash it on/off in hopes of getting a reply.
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I love how this is explained using perspective.
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So if you can fit every planet within that gap...
I thought they were playing Pong for a second there.
the entire solar system in 1 moon = 1 pixel (it is also capable of portraying light speed)
just awesome! why not expand that to the whole solar system?!
I don't know why but this makes me feel uneasy
I imagine that in the future, taking a warp drive ship from Earth to Luna Base will be like flying from Boston to JFK. Rich business people will do it because they can and then tell everyone it's more convenient, even though the plasma ionic drive Greyhound shuttle is only 35 bucks and gets you there in the same amount of time when you take security and prep time into account.
How long would it take you to get to the moon driving a car going 70mph?
Playing Fortnite from the moon would be horrible. I'd at least have an excuse for being terrible.
No way. Not even an hour ago I was looking up at the bright full moon at night trying to figure out how long light would take to travel between the two!
Is a light year 365 days at the speed in the frame?
Let's redo the universe and this time let the Germans set the speed limits.
So whats this in mph? And is there a similar model for planets?
I liked to imagine a puppy on the moving dot between earth and moon, his ears all flapping about, going 'WEEEEEEEeeeeeeee...'
" -To Scale- " Never realised earth was so small!
So that's how much lag you'd get if you could run an ethernet cable to the moon and played counter strike.
Mind sharing where it was taken? Within two hundred miles would be plenty close enough, also facing which compass direction?
I shot this on August 11th 2018 in North Frontenac Ontario, Canada.
Single 6 second exposure F2.8 ISO 6400 18mm Zeiss Lense with my Sony A7S.
Minimal post processing, North Frontenac is a dark sky preserve and there was minimal atmospheric distortion that night. The mosquitos were a little intense but it was worth it.
Beautiful! Can you post the specs of the picture?
Nice pic! It's funny when you realise any kind of picture anyone can take is always a part of the Milky way.
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken December 21, 2011 from 17:35:50 to 17:43:02 GMT, on a pass from eastern Australia southeast to New Zealand. This brief video features the Lovejoy Comet, which passed by the sun around December 16, and was seen over the Southern Hemisphere near the South Pacific countries.
I find it amazing you can see the flashes from people taking pictures of the ISS as it zooms by.
Nikon d5500 - 44 x 30 seconds - ISO 4000 - f/2.8 - 50mmiOptron Skytracker + Hoya Red Intensifier Filter
It's the off season for photographing the core of the Milky Way but that doesn't mean we still can't find some cools stuff in the night sky. This is a panorama of the Magellanic Clouds and Eta Carinae rising vertically over Island Point in Western Australia. I had to wait til after midnight to get the right alignment for this shot which is comprised of 44 individual photos taken in a lawnmower grid pattern using an iOptron star tracking mount. The Hoya Red Intensifier filter is a didymium filter used mainly to minimise light pollution but also to highlight H-Alpha nebulae such as Eta Carinae, which you can see here as the pinkish blob in the top centre, and Lamda Centauri which is the smaller pink blob just below that. The original image came out at a little over 420 megapixels.Unfortunately for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere you can only get this view in Southern Hemisphere skies as the Magellanic Clouds aren't visible much north of the equator. But you guys get Andromeda so I think that's a fair trade off!
Full res download - 230MB
That's beautiful, love the contrast between the colors of the horizon and the sky.
Great shot! What are the other clusters to the right?
Incredibly clean shot! The stars are so vivid and the colors very defined. LMC looks great!
Hope you ok that I've downloaded this photo to my phone and make it home screen pic. :)
How did you manage to stitch it together so well?
From everyone who lives with light pollution, thank you.
Great shot mate. Throw another shrimp on the barbie and pass a fosters, cobber.
Amazing. Do I have your permission to print it off and put it up in my living room? 😃
That's an absoluteley amazing photograph! I always wanted to enter photography, but just don't know where to start. I also don't have a massive budget either. Any good starter cameras you could recommend? Thanks!
Woooow, this is amazing!
Great job for the photo !
I couldn’t help but zoom in and out a hundred times. BEAUTIFUL photo!!
Nice pic dude! Would love to dl the full res one bit I won't install the Mega app. Can you or anybody upload the pic somewhere else?
Wonderful pic! I put it as my home screen, the symmetry with the tree is really cool. Thx for sharing!
You also caught the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud!!
I can’t wait to see that in person. And the one in Houston
I was there a couple years ago, I would have killed for a photo without people in it. Awesome shot!
I would've cried a little, ngl. How cool is that. Thanks for sharing!
Looks like it could use a turn in the car wash!
Nice shot! Tell us more about the scope and the camera you used, please.
I mean, you really only got half of it. Better luck next time, tho
Hey great job on the shot, must feel awesome to look at when you first take it!
Pretty sharp for a first attempt!
The moon's fun to shoot - it actually gets more interesting the further you get from a full moon because of the more defined shadows.
That is an awesome pic I took almost an exact picture 2 nights ago. Where are you geographically?
I tried a few times too but it's cold as heck in my country during night time and I'm shaking too much because of that
I photographed a wild bear through binos with my phone once.
Nice pic :P
No! Set the camera down and slowly back away from the telescope. 😛
JK. Shot looks great!
Sad, what the thargoids ate doing to that area of space.
M45, a massively bright star cluster, visible within even heavy light pollution due to the low magnitude of the primary stars. While the nebulosity is not particularly visible without imaging, with the assistance of long exposures (10 min), and stacking, we are able to extract the beautiful reflection nebulae that surrounds this object.
Fun Fact: The Subaru emblem is based off this object
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Can't believe they made Prometheus and didn't label it as a prequel
I just found my new Desktop background.
Is that some type of atmospheric distortion or what happened to the moon?
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