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Date: 02/20/11 08:06 AM

73 Responses to Moon And Venus Caught Over Switzerland [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Link: Moon And Venus Caught Over Switzerland - I honestly thought this photograph was fake. It`s too beautiful to exist, isn`t it?
  2. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:17 am
    Snow is pretty but it is very cold and uncomfortable sometimes (ie. hypothermia).
  3. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:23 am
    must...go...live...there nao!!!!!
  4. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:27 am
    why is this titled `moon and venus caught over switzerland`?!

    - that`s like calling it `tiny bench at sunset`!

    - name pictures according to what your eyes are actually drawn to...

    ...still beautiful though!
  5. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Is that a town under the mist, or is it a forest fire?
  6. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Breathtaking.
  7. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:29 am
    Hahaa, I would choose a desert anytime over this damn cold. Okay, maybe not a desert, but a seaside spot somewhere with a warm climate.
  8. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:49 am
    *_* it`s beautiful
  9. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:49 am
    Beautiful.

    That`s not mist, that`s the clouds.
  10. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Shopped! :D

    Actually probably not.
  11. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:53 am
    beternal-
    That would be sunrise, not sunset.
    Venus, morning, all that happy horsesh-t.
  12. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:54 am
    I am thinking this picture was enhanced somewhat.

    But yes, it exists, definitely.
  13. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:57 am
    I like the look of the town under the Fog
  14. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:58 am
    WOW! Switzerland is awesome! I take back all the nasty things I said about the chocolate-chomping Alps apes.
  15. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Wow.

    Uhh...

    woah man.
  16. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:21 am
    vv Venus also is the "evening star" since it`s close to the sun, eh?
  17. Profile photo of Kaoru13
    Kaoru13 Female 13-17
    12 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:37 am
    I was there...it`s totally real.
  18. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Wow! That`s absolutely stunning!

    Good find.
  19. Profile photo of GasMaskKid
    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Hot damn.
  20. Profile photo of Wizensilver
    Wizensilver Male 13-17
    405 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Wallpaper candidate :P
  21. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Yeah. Desktop background now.
  22. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:14 am
    Big-ass 4.5 Mb HD version, which is now my wallpaper. About time I changed that World of Goo background to something else.
  23. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:25 am
    right click and save
  24. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:26 am
    it`s my new desktop as well!
  25. Profile photo of PapSett
    PapSett Female 50-59
    63 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Just breathtaking.
  26. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:06 am
    Anyone who doesn`t make this their wallpaper is wrong.
  27. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
    931 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:24 am
    All on same wavelength then. *Saved. Desktop*
  28. Profile photo of Namikaze
    Namikaze Male 18-29
    222 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Set as wallpaper? Replace the Fourth Hokage? I think not.
  29. Profile photo of BJH515
    BJH515 Male 18-29
    223 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    This was on the Astronomy Picture of the Day about a week ago. Still amazes me.
  30. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    Set it as my background.
  31. Profile photo of missPWNAGE
    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
    298 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    lol @ Namikaze... ^^
  32. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Hahaha. I`ve had this as my wallpaper for weeks. :) Everyone should watch NASA`s Astronomy Picture of the Day. :) You see a lot of beautiful (or informative or both!) pictures. I check it every day! (This picture showed up on February 2nd)
  33. Profile photo of tipxs
    tipxs Female 18-29
    15 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    I always wanted to move to switzerland, florida sux i hate the heat.
  34. Profile photo of tipxs
    tipxs Female 18-29
    15 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    oh and thanks kekS
  35. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    all i see is 4 white pixels, not venus! :P
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Thats just awesome!
  37. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    what a friggin picture!
  38. Profile photo of liklepip
    liklepip Female 18-29
    136 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    it almost replaced my background, then i thought that when my dad dealt with customers and clients with my laptop I would much rather them see llamas with hats, so no one steals my laptop for work purporses again. i might chnage other things to it though it`s soo pretty :3
  39. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    set as desktop background...
  40. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    is the moon the little one?
  41. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    I found my new background.
  42. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    Can I get this in HD size so I can have it as a desktop background?
  43. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    That is absolutely breathtaking.
  44. Profile photo of zokeman
    zokeman Male 13-17
    153 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    To all who are interested: the desktop resolution version.

    http://tinyurl.com/6gfwhms
  45. Profile photo of Pinkminx22
    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1081 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    This is beautiful, It remind me of a Bob Ross painting and his happy trees.lol
  46. Profile photo of mistamoni
    mistamoni Male 18-29
    138 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    It really just looks like 6 white pixels
  47. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    New background. I would love to live in that little cabin.
  48. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    i join this party for putting that as there desktop background. :)
  49. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    on the bandwagon, new desktop background
  50. Profile photo of forestq
    forestq Female 18-29
    494 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Love it! Sometimes it`s so easy to forget how beautiful our world is because we get caught up in our day to day things which really don`t mean much. Thanks iab for posting this. :)
  51. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    ooooooooo
  52. Profile photo of Orpheon
    Orpheon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    HDR photos are the bomb
  53. Profile photo of alishaangle
    alishaangle Female 18-29
    11 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 12:38 am
    Get It Now!!
  54. Profile photo of Glow4u
    Glow4u Female 18-29
    1 post
    February 21, 2011 at 1:42 am
    Take a close look at MOON n VENUS
  55. Profile photo of DolceVendet
    DolceVendet Female 13-17
    70 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 3:17 am
    Beautiful. :)
  56. Profile photo of twiiistCH
    twiiistCH Male 18-29
    12 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 4:25 am



    Got that view every day from my room, I live there.

    I`m showing off because....i-am-bored
  57. Profile photo of Kickan
    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 4:52 am
    Nice, that would make a great desktop pic. Anyone know where to find it in higher rez?
  58. Profile photo of whatevs
    whatevs Female 13-17
    126 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 6:15 am
    it`s like a giant cloud of rainbow unicorn magic
  59. Profile photo of thefonztm
    thefonztm Male 18-29
    4 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 6:19 am
    more pixels? source?
  60. Profile photo of Vir
    Vir Male 18-29
    53 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:06 am
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110202.html

    Higher res
  61. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:16 am
    twiiistCH

    Cool mountains, I like that kind of landscape, too bad I cannot see it often

  62. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Id rather be on the beach.
  63. Profile photo of twiiistCH
    twiiistCH Male 18-29
    12 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:02 am
    @Angelmassb I would also would prefer the beach..........................(you`re like charlie sheen)
  64. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:44 am
    wow beautiful!
  65. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Woooow what does it mean WHAT DOES IT MEAN!!
  66. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 1:31 am
    Methinks it`s a fake. Unless those clouds looked exactly how you see them in the photo, it was a long exposure shot. The moon and planets move really fast around the Earth so if this shot was anything longer than 1/125th of a second or so, you`d see some motion blur from the moon and Venus.
  67. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 1:37 am
    Yep...the EXIF data on the image says it was a 3 second exposure. Sorry guys, it`s a fake!
  68. Profile photo of esmifra
    esmifra Male 18-29
    34 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 9:15 am
    you joking vegascartman?

    Of course you can take more than 3 second picture at the sky without blurring planets and the moon.

    Mos of picture that are taken by night to the sky must have at least a couple of seconds in order to get the light from stars/planets.
  69. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 11:16 am
    wheres the double rainbow guy to explain all this, his expertise are needed
  70. Profile photo of thefatkid77
    thefatkid77 Male 18-29
    112 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    If it is real, that view is almost worth living in one of those shacks, that are probably freezing, with no electricity... Well, scratch that. I`ll take just looking at the pic on the interwebz in my nice warm house. Still a cool pic though.
  71. Profile photo of achachet
    achachet Male 18-29
    9 posts
    February 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    mhh guys this photo really looks real BUT it most certainly is an HDR shot, meaning multiple shots were taken on a tripod (a dark one, a regular one and a clear one) and composited together in Photoshop to get this kind of result.

    Take the moon for instance: you can see both the bright crescent and the shadow crescent. This kind of contrast is just impossible to capture with one shot with current technology. What strikes me more, though (and I`m surprised it was not challengend by the NASA before posting it on their website) is that the sun`s position on the horizon looks completely inconsistent with the crescent on the moon. The shots might have been taken several hours apart then - I may be wrong on this part though, I`m no astronomer.

    For all the folks that will shout `Shooooopped` now that they have this explanation, here`s what the Director of photography at National Geographic says: an HDR picture is OK if the shots were taken at the same time and the result re
  72. Profile photo of achachet
    achachet Male 18-29
    9 posts
    February 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    ... and the result reflects reality.
  73. Profile photo of pyrrhios
    pyrrhios Male 30-39
    185 posts
    February 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    That is a fantastically beautiful photograph.

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