Thursday, November 15, 2007

Moon Rise In High Definition


The Japanese Moon Probe Kaguya has sent back stunning images of an Earth rise, the above picture and Earth set the below picture. Notice below in the Earth setting picture the Earth appears upside down, visible is Australia and Asia. The images were taken 62 miles above the Lunar surface. Bonus for us Canadians, the Discovery Channel HD in partnership with Japanese broadcaster NHK will be showing Return To The Moon which is about the probes mission to the Moon and will show the most current images. This program will be repeated throughout the coming weeks starting November 14/07. I will be PVRing mine this afternoon while I'm at work, very cool.




The Shuttle Atlantis made it's 7 hour 3 mile journey to it's launch pad in preparation for the December 6th. launch. This will be the 24th shuttle mission to the ISS. Atlantis's main mission will be to install the European Space Agency's Columbus module which will be dedicated to long term space research.


The Google AdSense ads have been working out great for me! So far I've purchased a 9.95 Earth rise Hi Res print, and 2,000 satellite TV stations for my laptop for only 50 bucks. the one ad said "Shocking discovery they don't want you to know", well who doesn't want to know what they don't want you to know? So now I have 2,000 satellite TV stations on my PC AND I now know what they didn't want me to know, check and mate, sometimes my own intelligence amazes even me.

I will leave you with a video I put together on Lunar travel using my Tycho perspective image, duplicated over and over again with the perspective changed a little each frame to give the illusion of moving over the Lunar surface.


video

18 comments:

The Uneasy Supplicant said...

Wow Bob. Aren't those earth rising shots amazing! Makes you realize how much of a jewel earth is.
Way to go with Adsense. I may give it a try ... someday.
Nice job on the mini clip. You really do have the sense of moving across the surface.
~JD

Bob Johnson said...

Hi JD and thanks!, the Earth is very amazing in HD, looking forward to the TV show as well

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Awesome post, Bob, and earth photos. It's weird to think the earth can look like a small orb from space. Helps put things in perspective.

Hugs, JJ

Rand said...

Those high res images look pretty weird to me, though amazing, are the videos going around not full motion video, just loads of pics put together? well thats video, umm hope that makes sense, they look almost artificial, maybe I need a high def screen or something.

Be careful of sense ad, they're a fickle bunch and don't really like people who use the service to talk about the ads, read the TOS they have heaps of rules.

Hope that wasn't to forward.

Bob Johnson said...

Hi JJ, thanks! does put things in perspective doesn't it.

Bob Johnson said...

Hi rand, your right, they stitch a bunch of single HD images together to get a fmv look. and thanks for the heads up about adsense, better read their thing, thanks again, always put my foot in my mouth.

Franx Budi said...

Bob, this video is fantastic..Btw You are great to get the moment

Rose said...

Fantastic Video bob and you are not directing our attention towards those Google AdSense ads are you? lol

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks franx budi!, the moment is very important

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Rose, I read the rules of engagement so to speak, lets just say we will never speak of which we are never to speak of again, lol.

shirley said...

I love those "earth rising" images. So awesomely cool!

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Shirley, they are cool, if you are able, watch the Discovery special Return to the Moon, it is breathtaking.

Anna said...

Hey Bob, finally I arrived at your blog, today I decided to start from the bottom of my Blogs I Visit, and unfortunately the B was last, but I skipped few blogs to ensure I get to you today. I guess we had some conversation about gaming on Will's blog, and I didn't know you were that involved, no wonder now you are pro with your videos, good for you. Thanks for the update in HD moon photos, these are really cool, and glad that google ads are working out for you. Have fun watching your purchased stuff, sounds like hours and hours of stuff. Good luck, and have a good weekend. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, if you can watch the Discovery Channel special on the Kaguya probe, it has the Earth rise and Earth set in HD, and most of the program come from The Japanese network NHK, very interesting to watch to say the least,:)

Danny said...

Earth pics are very nice... they are of it setting right?....as always you provide great photos and info...what is that gizmo you got for your pc that picks up Sat Tv? I'm intrigued! ;-)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Danny, there are images of both Earth rising and Earth setting, the pc satellite software is one of the google ads on my sidebar, they work pretty good.

kml said...

Bob - those Earth Rising shots are gorgeous! She sure is beautiful!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy, you should see the special HD program the Discovery channel on the probe, unbelievable!!!