Astronomy Picture of the Day.

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Tue Oct 6 16:53:14 EDT 2009


From: Graydon
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 09:51:44PM +1300, David Mann scripsit:
>> > On Oct 6, 2009, at 1:38 PM, Graydon wrote:
>> >
>>> >> On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 07:55:43PM -0400, P. J. Alling scripsit:
>>>> >>> <http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0910/iss_sts128_big.jpg>
>>> >>
>>> >> Hi, Fred!  :) 
>>> >>
>>> >> Anyone recognize that rather desolate chunk of coastline down below?
>> >
>> > I think I do.
>> >
>> > I've never really looked from that angle but it looks to me like New  
>> > Zealand.  In the centre is Cook Straight with Wellington just to the  
>> > left (BTW left = North, top = East).  I get the impression they're  
>> > looking at it from a low angle as it seems slightly distorted.  Pretty  
>> > hazy too.
>> >
>> > On the right hand side is Banks Peninsula.  I live just next to that.
> 
> That's going to be reasonably definitive, then.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> I was thinking "New Zealand" but I've never been in the Southern
> Hemisphere, never mind New Zealand, so was dubious.
> 
>> > I'm going to have to save that photo.  Thanks for pointing it out.
> 
> I saved it, too.  Don't forget to click for full resolution.

This discussion appeared here before with another Shuttle photo. One 
where the astronauts were doing a space walk to repair insulation.

Shuttle pics thread September 2007

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-116/hires/s116e05983.jpg




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