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North Pole Pic

received this last week from a friend.

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.
A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.
And, you also see the sun below the moon ..
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I may be an old cynic but I think that is a montage.
Consider that with a total eclipse the moon just covers the sun and then it looks impossible as the distance between the earth and the moon doesn't change that much
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Which planet is that viewed from then? Certainly not Earth with a moon that size relative to the sun!
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work of which god in particular?  there's millions of the wretched things littering the place.
nice pic.
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interesting
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For explanations why the moon look bigger
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question491.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4619063.stm

Bunkum!
The closer to the horizon the larger the object appears, so as the "sun" is closer to the horizon than the moon...
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A scene you will probably never get to see in person

No I won't get to see it in person and nobody else either has or will - it's a fake!
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This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.

and Jelvs articles were dated Feb 2006 
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I hadn't noticed the dates!
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there is a lovely demonstration of the subtended angle here:
http://www.mathopenref.com/subtend.html
now i understand it, so thanks artmo for posting.
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Thanks artificer, an interesting demo.
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Thanks artmo. Fake? montage? photo techy genius or genuine, I don't care, I liked it enough to use it as my desktop background.
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I liked the picture too.
@petlew if you like that type of picture for your desktop you might find some you like here http://www.desktopnexus.com/
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Oh yes Santiago, excellent...anybody want to buy a camera? just had my confidence knocked.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.