Daily Archives: May 12, 2021

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 11, 2021.

by Anura Guruge
Date: May 11, 2021

All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

Post-processing limited to adjusting brightness.

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Attribution will be ENFORCED.

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge

Mercury, Atypically Visible This Week, Is Supposedly Sporting A Comet-Like Tail.

by Anura Guruge

To access above ‘cincinnati.com article click here.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘timeanddate.com’ ‘Sky Map’. Link: timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/

Mercury, however, is NOT a comet. It is beyond unlikely that it contains any frozen volatiles. It has been too close to the Sun for way, way too long. So, this tail has to be dust being blown away from its surface by Solar winds. Neat. Mercury, at best, naked eye, is but a small, faint spec. A dot. Very unlikely you would see this tail naked eye. But, try to get a gander. The above map should help.

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Check Category ‘Astronomy’.

by Anura Guruge