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Pale Blue Dot

Celebrating the 30th Pale Blue Dot (Planet Earth) revolution around our Star (The Sun) since the owner of this website was born.

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This is the “Pale Blue Dot” photograph of the Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on July 6, 1990. The Earth is the relatively bright speck of light about halfway across the uppermost sunbeam. The original version of this image can be obtained from NASA.

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This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed ‘Pale Blue Dot’, is a part of the first ever ‘portrait’ of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager’s great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters – violet, blue and green – and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification.

Transcript: From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

— Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

A Moment to remember, Always

Earth’s Orbit arOund the Sun

29th Earth revolution around the Sun since the owner of this website was born

Screen Shot from StarryNight Pro Plus 7 

The image above is taken from the famous Starry Night Pro Plus 7 software. The red dot represents Our nearest star – The Sun.

On this Day in History – 2013, July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft photographed Earth through the rings of Saturn, and the world waved at Saturn.

Image Above: Cassini’s latest shot at that day of Saturn looking back at Earth (we’re the small blue dot in the bottom right beneath the rings), 1.44 billion km’s away.

AWB Saturn MosaicImage above is a AWB Saturn Mosaic Project, click on the image for zoom in options.

Here are some of my images which might be see included in the Mosaic:

For more information of the event, please refer to the previous post>> Our Planet around Our Star.

Clear Skies & Ramadhan Kareem

GAM: SunDay

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Let’s celebrate our star, the Sun! Awareness and appreciation of the Sun are all you need to participate.

On Sunday, April 27 at 19 UTC / 3 pm EDT / 12 pm PDT, join AWB President Mike Simmons for a special online tour of the historic Snow Solar Telescope live from Mount Wilson Observatory in California, USA.

Watch the live webcast here on Sunday, April 27 starting at 19 UT / 3 pm EDT / 12 pm PDT.

Learn more about the history of the Snow Solar Telescope here.

Find plenty of activities, including Observing the Sun for Yourself, at the Stanford Solar Center.

What if it’s raining? Be ready for an indoor program with a presentation of “The Sun: Our Nearest Star” from Galilean Nights (available in English, French and Portuguese).

Look at The Sun Now via the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory or contact your local astronomy club to find a solar viewing event. Remember, NEVER look directly at the Sun.

For more information check out the AWB Page

People nearby AstrOceanOmy Observatory – Oman, please drop me a message including your contact information, so I can send you privet invitation and the  location of our live observing session. Seats are limited.

Update: Images from Oman Astronomical Society on the day of event which held in Naseem Park

 

Clear Skies

Our Planet around Our Star

28th Earth revolution around the Sun since the owner of this website was born

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The image above is taken from the famous Solar Walk software. The blue dot represents Planet Earth travelling around the Shiny Star, Our Sun.

Today Friday, July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn–and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.

Cassini has photographed Earth before, but this will be the first time Earthlings know in advance their picture will be taken from a billion miles away,” says Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.  “We hope that people around the world will go outside to wave at Saturn while the photo-shoot is underway.

Wave at Saturn

Cassini’s cameras will be trained on Earth during a 15 minute interval that begins at 2:27 p.m. PDT (5:27 p.m. EDT or 21:27 UTC).

I so am excited about this rare opportunity on this historical Special Day to send photons of all of us waving at Saturn, I am encouraging everyone around the world to wave at Saturn today.

Todays July 19, 2013, image will be the first to capture the Saturn system with Earth in natural color, as human eyes would see it. It also will be the first to capture Earth and its moon with Cassini’s highest-resolution camera.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Wave at Saturn contest, and specially to the ones who won. Winners will receive free telescopes from Explore Scientific. Congratulations..
Get the full story from Science@NASA. NASA JPL, FaceBook Page Event, NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn FaceBook Page

A massage from IAU Outreach:

Dear all,

Be in the photo – Friday 19th July: On July 19th, 2013 between 21:27 and 21:42 UTC, the NASA’s Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn will turn towards Earth and take a picture of Saturn, it’s rings, and the distant Earth and Moon in what has been called a Pale Blue Dot image (the first of this kind was the 1990 photograph by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth).

If you’re outside then, and can see Saturn then theoretically you’re in the photo. Earth will be about one pixel in the photo, so no need to dress up – unless you participate in the “Interplanetary Photobomb” and post photos of yourself waving at Saturn.

Photograph Saturn for a Great Mosaic. Submit widefield photos of Saturn appearing in the night sky above your local landscape; photos of people observing Saturn; photos of people with an image of Saturn in hand (having their portrait taken with the “star” of the show). Coordinated by TWAN, all approved images will be combined into a mosaic of what the Cassini image is expected to look like when it is released some six months later. The mosaic will be zoomable so viewers can zoom in and see the individual images from around the world. Everyone at any age from around the world are invited to submit images.

The diversity of locations, people, and compositions enrich the resulted mosaic. Telescopic images of Saturn are not the main goal of this project as they are beyond the capability of all but a tiny percentage of the world’s population. The submitted images should be made anytime through 22 July. You can submit older photos if they were taken during 2013. More information on the program page. Submit photos here.

Observe Saturn with AWB. When the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn takes its historic portrait of Earth on 19 July the world will be watching. Join Astronomers Without Borders in showing Saturn to as many people as possible. Check the July 19 events list or the world map world map if you are looking for an event in your area to attend and if you are organizing an event for The Day the Earth Smiled register here.

Message to the Milky Way. If you are a photographer or a music composer this is your chance to transmit your peace of work to the universe; a message that might eventually arrive to intelligent inhabitants of others worlds in the galaxy; a work of art that describe our life and planet Earth along with other contents of this galactic message. The two connected contests are held in association with Cassini’s imaging of Earth on 2013 July 19. The winning entries will be Chosen in worldwide competitions sponsored by Diamond Sky Productions and guided by illustrious group of Advisors, will be included in a digitally encoded message that will be broadcast into the galaxy from the most powerful single radio telescope on Earth, the 305-meter Arecibo dish in Puerto Rico, on the anniversary of The Day The Earth Smiled. The images should be an original work, taken on July 19, 2013, that best visually illustrates what makes planet Earth unique in our solar system. The original piece of music should present the spirit of The Day The Earth Smiled and puts to music that ancient human longing to understand the meaning of our own existence. See the Message to the Milky Way page for more information.

Resources:
– The World at Night Saturn gallery, featuring a unique collection of images from around the globe presenting planet Saturn in the starry sky of the Earth. twanight.org/saturn
Saturn Mosaic Project on Astronomers Without Borders
– An Observing Guide to Saturn on Sky&Telescope website
Saturn in Your Kitchen and Backyard (classroom activities for educators), by Cassini Outreach Team
Read 7 Billion People And Trillions Of Creatures To Be Photographed Together On July 19, by Robert Krulwich, the National Public Radio

Please send us your input to info@astro4dev.org for the next newsletter which we will aim to send out on Friday 26th July 2013.

Clear skies,
On behalf of the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach,
JC & Kevin
www.astro4dev.org

Ramdan Kareem

Ramadhan Kareem

Please make Special Duaa  while waving at Saturn Smile

Earth around the Sun

Earth around the Sun

27th Earth revolution around the Sun since I was born

I’m truly out of this world.. The reason is that I have failed & failed miserably to..do my task and complete my mission.

Please refer to my (pervious post) to know more about the my task & mission.

All I have to say now is

Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Hopefully I’ll be getting help from them Smile

In addition today was Hilal sighting day, and as I said the chances are too small to sight Hilal. (We could not see it)  Therefore Ramadan will be on Friday 20th July 2012 after Sunset>> (Please refer to my pervious post)

Happy Ramadan to everyone, and may Allah accept our fasting, prayers and good deeds. Ameen

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New Solar Year 2012

 

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Happy New Solar Year Everyone

It’s

2012

Since Mankind started to count the rotation of our Planet Earth around the Sun

 

Some strange things are going to take place this year..right!

Please refer to my following post to know what I’m talking about

Yeah and London Zion Olympics which will take place this year as well

 London Zion 2012 Party Logo

To celebrate their happiness of Control of the World..

In Spanish Zion Hand on Control

The New World Order (NWO)

Perhaps we might see a new monetary system coming up..

Here’s a short video of John F. Kennedy Speech, April 27, 1961…Click here for full Speech

 

A Reminder to the citizens of the Planet Earth

I wont only say Happy New Solar Year BUT have a Safe Year as well

May Allah (God) be with us and save us from the Satanic agenda..

Ameen

Eid Mubarak

Today is the last day of Ramadhan the holy month. And after the Sunset Eid starts. People starts celebrating by early tomorrow morning after the Eid Prayer.

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Just as festivity becomes the atmosphere when the fast is broken each day at sunset, happiness becomes doublefold when the month of fasting is finally completed and the Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated.

The most elaborate dishes are served at large banquets to which relatives and friends are invited. These  colorful celebrations are the climax of the sense of fulfillment characterizing,a month of fasting and hardships, increasing the bonds of connectedness among humankind and between humankind and God.

Yesterday we could not sight the new Moon Crescent because it was impossible. As you see in the picture below, the Sun and Moon almost sets at the same time and the elevation is only 5 degrees.

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May Allah accepts our fasting, prayers and bless us all. Ameen.

Eid Mubarak

Out of This World

 Out of This World

26th Earth revolution around the Sun since I was born

 

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Enjoy the Cake 🙂 

But please don’t eat my Space Ship

 

The next Question is

What did I do since that day?

I want to get Married.. I think this is the next Planet that  I should go!

But first I must search for my Princess.. I searched the whole Planet Earth, but still could not find her!! Where is she?

Out of this World!!..

I’m coming to you my Dear Princess

Using my Space Ship 🙂

Geomagnetic Sun Storm

Our nearest star, the Sun Unleashed ‘Spectacular’ & Powerful Eruption on 7th June, 2011.

<<<Read the full article written by Tariq Malik on Space.com>>>

MAGNIFICENT FLARE on 7th June, 2011

STORM WARNING: The forecasters have downgraded the chances of a geomagnetic storm on June 9th to 20%. The disturbance, if it occurs, would be in response to a glancing blow from the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) of June 7th. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras. Above all, there are small chances that the radio satellites in orbit will be effected.. I suggest all people around the world to take care while doing outdoor activities.. Wear suitable clothes and sunglasses..Anyway, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Clear amazing auroras skies 🙂

Books from AstrOceanOmy Store:

         Sun, Earth, Man                     EMP Survival                Solar Variation                          Sun Storm

The Pulsar

What is a pulsar?

A Pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star that gives off beams of energy. And a neutron star is a star that has collapsed into a super-dense form of matter.

Artist concept of ancient pulsar J0108. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/G.Pavlov et al. Optical: ESO/VLT/UCL/R.Mignani et al. Illustration: CXC/M. Weiss

 
 
 
Artist concept of ancient pulsar J0108. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/G.Pavlov et al. Optical: ESO/VLT/UCL/R.Mignani et al. Illustration: CXC/M. Weiss

 

 

The neutron stars comes from the death of massive stars. Normally Massive stars when it dies it either forms into a neutron star or a black hole.

Small stars like our star “The Sun” when it dies, it will turn into a white dwarf and then slowly once the gravitational collapse it fades to become a black dwarf.

A dwarf is a collapsed core of a star,  and a black-hole is an infinitely dense object formed initially by the collapse of a massive star. The gravity of a black hole is so strong that not even light can escape from it.

OK, back to Pulsar topic:

Neutron stars spins very quickly and produce beams of radio energy that appears to flush on and off very rapidly. In this event they emits such pulses, therefore they are called pulsars.

Pulsar is mentioned in the Holy Quran:

سورة الطارق

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

وَالسَّمَاء وَالطَّارِقِ{1} وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ{2} النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ{3} إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ{4} فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ{5} خُلِقَ مِن مَّاء دَافِقٍ{6} يَخْرُجُ مِن بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ{7} إِنَّهُ عَلَى رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ{8} يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ{9} فَمَا لَهُ مِن قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ{10} وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ{11} وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ{12} إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ{13} وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ{14} إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْداً{15} وَأَكِيدُ كَيْداً{16} فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْداً{17}

 

At-Tariq

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

By the heaven and the night-comer (The Pulsar) (1) And what shall make thee know that which the night-comer (The Pulsar) is? (2) It is the star shing brightly. (3) No soul is there but hath over it a watcher. (4) So let man look – from what is he created. (5) He is created from a water drip-ping, (6) That issueth from between the loins and the breast-bones. (7) Verily He is Able to restore him, (8) On a Day whereon secrets shall be out. (9) Then he shall have no power nor any helper. (10) By the heaven which returneth, (11) And by the earth which splitteth, (12) Verily, it is a discourse distinguishing. (13) And it is not a frivolity. (14) Verily they are plotting a plot. (15) And I am plotting a plot. (16) So respite thou the infidels – respite them gently, (17)

 

The Name Al-Tariq in Arabic means the knocker. And we all know the knocking sound.. The way it is mentioned in the Holy Quran is amazing. And Allah (The God) knows best.

Below is the videos for a Pulsar sound. Suubhan Allah. (God is the greatest) 

The sound of Pulsar

 

The Sound of Pulsar

 

In the third verse of Surat Al-Tariq, it says: “ It is the star shing brightly. (3)

English translation of the Quran sometimes does not cover it all.. So I’ll describe it more clearly. The third verse in Arabic it says: “AlNijm AlThakib” The word AlNijm means: The Star and the word AlThakib means: The driller

Drilling through what! Allah knows best.  All what we know that spinning Neutron Stars or the Pulsars spins very quickly and produce beams of radio energy that appears to flash on and off very rapidly. The following video shows how the Pulsars rotates. 

The Pulsar drills

At the End, all what we know is little and Allah (The God) knows best. There are many translations/meaning of the Quran/verse, but all the studies now refers that the mentioned Quran verse above is pointing towards the Pulsars. No one can make a final conclusion here, we still need to do lots of research.. Allah is the Greatest and Allah knows best.

More about the Pulsar from AstrOceanOmy Store:

                        ON THE PULSAR               Decoding the Message of the Pulsars