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Eclipse
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By Axel-Astro-Art   |   Watch
Published: June 23, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 Axel-Astro-Art
May 2015
Acrylic over gesso over MDF wood. 
44x60 centimeters. 
Image size
1728x2304px 1.15 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/3.8
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jun 19, 2015, 6:28:34 AM
Software
Embettered by PicMonkey. http://www.picmonkey.com
Sensor Size
4mm
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GeorgieDeeArt's avatar
GeorgieDeeArtProfessional General Artist
Great lighting. Very atmospheric. Looking at a future universe from Mars.
BlueYellowMacaw's avatar
If a planet like that had an atmosphere would not the rings be tinted red like the moon during a lunar eclipse? Brown-red. Planet blocks light from rings but red light gets through the atmosphere and curves a bit.
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
No, because the red light is just grazing the atmosphere, that's why it gets red-shifted. 
The bulk of the planet blocks it completely, it's an absolute shadow since light can't go through rock or very thick gas.  
That's why this shadow has a pair of red bands, they are the light going through the atmosphere and the darker central shadow is the shadow of the planet and the thicker layers of the atmosphere.  
BlueYellowMacaw's avatar
Well yes it's obvious that light won't get through the rock... But I suspect that the light won't bend enough to hit the rings. The moon is much further away in proportion to Earth's size. Good idea to have the edges red.
dimonx1's avatar
Amazing! I love that ViewHeart 
Miguel-Neves's avatar
Miguel-NevesHobbyist Digital Artist
I wish have a bit of your mind (>° °)>
Axel-Astro-Art's avatar
Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
You can have it. Just study a lot of astronomy and some geology. And read lots of science fiction from the Space Age.
ea300215's avatar
Is this actually supposed to be Saturn, or just some exoplanet?
Axel-Astro-Art's avatar
Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
It's just some random Saturn-like planet somewhere in the Universe.  
Snowfall-The-Cat's avatar
Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
This moon is on quite an inclined orbit! it must experience a lot of tidal flexing? = o lovely stuff anyway <3
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Its orbit it's inclined, but circular and stable. So, no, it doesn't experiment much tidal flexing. Just enough for it to have an active nucleus. Well, it's more active and volcanic than Earth, but not that much. And dryer. Much dryer. 
Snowfall-The-Cat's avatar
Snowfall-The-CatHobbyist General Artist
makes sense, though it still brings up a lot of questions to how it got there and how it interacts with any other moons around the gas giant too. :)
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's a captured moon and hence it has a very Triton-like orbit (It's very possible that Triton it's just a Kuipier belt object captured by Neptune's gravity). Or perhaps it was a normal moon with a normal orbit until aliens and/or super advanced future humans tweaked its orbit just to have this awesome view. 
Awoogame's avatar
I really enjoy looking at this and imagining my own story for why that exists.
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it. What's your story about why this exists?
I'm not very sure myself. I'm between a natural and improbable cosmic wonder, and aliens (Or super-advanced future humans) tweaking the orbit of some moon in order to have this view. Just because they can and because they think it looks pretty. 
bodaggit's avatar
Really like this.
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Me too;)
gany-giny's avatar
This is an absolutely gorgeously detailed science fiction landscape piece.
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Axel-Astro-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is! I enjoyed every bit of it. It wasn't supposed to have plants, but they were a last-momend addition and I think it enriched the composition a lot. 
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