Thursday, October 19, 2006

Here's another awesome picture from that astronomy site.


This is a shot taken from the shadow of Saturn, looking toward
the eclipse of the sun. Be sure and click on it to get the full effect.
Wild eh? Totally cool.

6 comments:

lauritajuanitasanchez said...

Very cool. It doesn't look like it could possibly be real...like those airbrushed paintings that were so popular in the 70s.

DirtCrashr said...

Fantastic picture, that's my planet! A couple years back, when it was as close as it was ever gonna get for a long time, I hauled my spotting-scope out onto the deck with its tripod and in the cold January night about 1:00 AM I saw the rings with my naked eye. I was astounded and so was my wife, it was just so cool. I had to keep moving the scope on the tripod too, as the planet spun. What a trip.

Fathairybastard said...

I did that too. Went to Enchanted Rock with the same group I recently went there with, and one guy brought his telescope. Very cool to see the rings, and the moons of Jupiter.

Ranger Tom said...

I love that kind of shit...

phlegmfatale said...

breathtaking shot of Saturn

Anonymous said...

here isn't much better than a cool clear moonless night, a good pair of binocculars, and a fifth of schnapps