E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > What ORION Looks Like as You Get Farther Away From Light Pollution!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-22-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
TXSTYLE
BIGMARCUS
TXSTYLE's Avatar
1505
Rep
1,364
Posts

Drives: F01 ~ Mineral White
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The GYM! (Plano, TX)

iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb What ORION Looks Like as You Get Farther Away From Light Pollution!

I'm not really big on Space and the Exploration thereof, astronomy etc, however, I found this pretty interesting if not beautiful! I've seen several different photos of space and the stars. Sometimes they appear sparse and other times it looks like space is entirely covered with stars! Clearly from these photos, it is definitely the latter...

Quote:
Eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way where they live.

Filmmaker Sriram Murali is here to show them what they’re missing.

In the following video — which you should do yourself a favor and watch in full screen — Murali shows us what the constellation Orion looks like in several locations, each one farther and farther away from light pollution. In the first two, San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, you can just faintly see Orion because it’s washed out by light pollution. By the time you get to the last location, Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, Orion is lost again — but because there are just so many other stars to look at!

The video is the second in a series on light pollution from Murali. In the first, he focused on images of the Milky Way. This one zeroes in on the constellation Orion because it tends to be recognizable even to people who live in cities. “Most people haven’t seen [the Milky Way],” he writes in an email. “But, the Orion is a more common sight.”

Murali created the video out of a series of still-frame images he animated into a time lapse. That’s why you see the light of planes and perhaps a few shooting star whiz across the frame.

Murali works on these videos in his spare time. “The most difficult part is actually getting to those places,” he says. “My wife and I travel a lot to National Parks for this. I do more planning than anything else.”

Below, you can see the progression of the stars in and around Orion as light pollution dissipates. The top location in the image is San Fransisco. The second is Palo Alto. From there it’s Foster City, California; Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in California; Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California; Arches National Park in Utah, Canyonlands National Park in Utah; and finally Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.
“Being under a sky full of stars makes you feel tiny, humble, kind and caring,” Murali writes. “But, thanks to light pollution, most people lack this connection.”

Light pollution, as Vox’s Brad Plumer writes, is not just impacting our sense of wonder. There’s also evidence it alters our daily circadian rhythms, making it harder to sleep. It’s disruptive to wildlife too.

This video won’t solve those problems. But it may inspire you to get out there and experience the night sky for yourself.
>link to video below<


http://www.vox.com/science-and-healt...ollution-video
__________________
http://i.imgur.com/Cpax7En.jpg
Appreciate 2
      02-22-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
TheAxiom
Major General
TheAxiom's Avatar
Japan
1479
Rep
7,106
Posts

Drives: E92 6 Speed
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (5)

That absolutely crazy. I bet you could see it from North Korea at night.
__________________
E92 Msport - FBO, BPC tune + stickers.
Appreciate 3
      02-22-2017, 01:14 PM   #3
MKSixer
Lieutenant Colonel
3481
Rep
1,937
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8, E63 M6, 328d
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southeast United States

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 M4 GTS (Allotted)  [0.00]
2013 BMW 328d  [0.00]
2007 BMW M6  [0.00]
2015 BMW i8  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
That absolutely crazy. I bet you could see it from North Korea at night.
Only if your prison bars are at the right angle.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtodd_fl View Post
Hell, I get random sausage attacks when I go anywhere.
Appreciate 7
      02-22-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
TXSTYLE
BIGMARCUS
TXSTYLE's Avatar
1505
Rep
1,364
Posts

Drives: F01 ~ Mineral White
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The GYM! (Plano, TX)

iTrader: (0)

Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by MKSixer View Post
Only if your prison bars are at the right angle.
__________________
http://i.imgur.com/Cpax7En.jpg
Appreciate 1
      02-22-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
VRG_135
Banned
United_States
798
Rep
1,945
Posts

Drives: 2012 Silver 135 DCT
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dallas Area (McKinney), TX

iTrader: (0)

I thought this was about the Orion spacecraft......I'm a nasa/space junkie. I can tell you when we were in New Mexico last week, viewing was not a problem!
Appreciate 1
      02-22-2017, 03:04 PM   #6
TheAxiom
Major General
TheAxiom's Avatar
Japan
1479
Rep
7,106
Posts

Drives: E92 6 Speed
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (5)

[img=]http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/north%20korea%20night%20photo_0.jpg[/img]
Appreciate 3
      Yesterday, 12:53 PM   #7
MKSixer
Lieutenant Colonel
3481
Rep
1,937
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8, E63 M6, 328d
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southeast United States

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 M4 GTS (Allotted)  [0.00]
2013 BMW 328d  [0.00]
2007 BMW M6  [0.00]
2015 BMW i8  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
[img=]http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/north%20korea%20night%20photo_0.jpg[/img]
The one light on is in The Glorious Maximum Enlightened Ruler For Life's Celestial Palace.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtodd_fl View Post
Hell, I get random sausage attacks when I go anywhere.
Appreciate 0
      Yesterday, 01:34 PM   #8
shay2nak
I <3 F80 M3
shay2nak's Avatar
United_States
93
Rep
553
Posts

Drives: 325i/Lotus Exige S
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calipornia

iTrader: (0)

That's amazing you can see some of the nebula itself. Astronomy is the shiznit. Wish I had gotten into it as a profession.
Appreciate 0
      Yesterday, 04:04 PM   #9
schoy
First Lieutenant
144
Rep
335
Posts

Drives: Melbourne Red E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

I thought the airplane streaks were pretty neat, even in the last location. Really shows how much air traffic there is at any given time.
Appreciate 1
      Yesterday, 04:04 PM   #10
Kong Sheng Han
你的阴茎很小。
Kong Sheng Han's Avatar
North Korea
222
Rep
1,113
Posts

Drives: Something something racecar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austin, Texas

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 BMW 328i  [0.00]
2001 BMW M3  [0.00]
__________________
PSS10 Coilovers | TMS Camber Plates | LED Tail Lights | SuperSprint Race Exhaust | E60 Shift Lever | ZHP Steering Rack | GroupN Motor Mounts | RE Trans Mounts | AKG 90A Subframe Bushings | AKG 95A Diff Bushings | AKG 90A RTABs | TMS Subframe Reinforcement Plates Epoxied | Euro Tune | Schroth Quick Fit Pro | PFC 08 Pads | CPI Stepped Headers | Motul RBF600 | Rear Seat Delete | Centric Slotted Rotors | SAP Delete | UUC Clutch & Brake Pedal Bushings | Fixed Back Seats | Hotchkis Front Sway Bar |
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST