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"Exploring the Phases: From Galileo's Moon Sketches to Lunar Maps and Beyond" Step into a world of celestial wonders as we delve into the captivating concept of "phase

Background imagePhase Collection: GALILEO: MOON. Sketches by Galileo of the moon as he saw it through the telescope

GALILEO: MOON. Sketches by Galileo of the moon as he saw it through the telescope, from his book The Starry Messenger, 1610

Background imagePhase Collection: Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon. Composite image showing the Moon at each stage of its 28 day cycle (a lunar month). Along the top row, the Moon is a waxing (growing in apparent size) crescent

Background imagePhase Collection: Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars

Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars. The diagram was named The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, or the H-R diagram for short

Background imagePhase Collection: Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Background imagePhase Collection: Harlequin Ladybird - with 7-spot Ladybird on the left

Harlequin Ladybird - with 7-spot Ladybird on the left
SPH-3268 Harlequin LADYBIRD - with 7-spot ladybird (on left) Harmonia axyridis The Harlequin is a voracious predator and easily out competes our native ladybirds for food

Background imagePhase Collection: Total solar eclipse, 29 / 03 / 2006

Total solar eclipse, 29 / 03 / 2006
Total solar eclipse. Sequence of images of the sun during a total solar eclipse. The disc of the moon is seen moving over the disc of the sun

Background imagePhase Collection: Early map of the Moon, 1635

Early map of the Moon, 1635
Map of the Moon, by Johann Doppelmayr (1671- 1750). This early engraving of the Moon by the German mathematician and astronomer Doppelmayer is thought to date from 1730

Background imagePhase Collection: PHASES OF THE MOON, 1534. Woodcut designed by Hans Holbein the Younger from Sebastian

PHASES OF THE MOON, 1534. Woodcut designed by Hans Holbein the Younger from Sebastian Munsters Canones super novum instrumentum luminarium, Basel, Switzerland, 1534

Background imagePhase Collection: ISS and the Moon C013 / 5148

ISS and the Moon C013 / 5148
ISS and the Moon. The International Space Station (ISS, upper left) is orbiting the Earth here at an altitude of around 390 kilometres

Background imagePhase Collection: Phases of the Moon, 1708

Phases of the Moon, 1708
Phases of the Moon. This is plate 19 from the 1708 edition of the star atlas Harmonica Macrocosmica by the Dutch-German mathematician and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665)

Background imagePhase Collection: Concorde under construction, Bristol

Concorde under construction, Bristol
Concorde under construction at Filton, Bristol. Date: late 1960s

Background imagePhase Collection: Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) pale phase, adult, standing on seaweed covered rocks, Noss

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) pale phase, adult, standing on seaweed covered rocks, Noss, Shetland Islands, Scotland, June

Background imagePhase Collection: Bose-Einstein condensate simulation

Bose-Einstein condensate simulation. Computer simulation of vortices forming within a spinning Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). A BEC is a state of matter that can arise at very low temperatures

Background imagePhase Collection: Full Moon over Vancouver

Full Moon over Vancouver
Full Moon, seen above the Vancouver skyline, Canada

Background imagePhase Collection: Timber Rattlesnakes - Gravid females basking to bring young to term. Venomous pitvipers

Timber Rattlesnakes - Gravid females basking to bring young to term. Venomous pitvipers
CAN-2117 Timber Rattlesnakes - Gravid females basking to bring young to term also with Common Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis amongst rattlers Northeastern USA Crotalus horridus Venomous pitvipers

Background imagePhase Collection: Moon and clouds C016 / 6313

Moon and clouds C016 / 6313
Moon and clouds. Quarter Moon between clouds at sunset. At this point in the lunar cycle, the angle of separation between the Moon and Sun is 90 degrees

Background imagePhase Collection: Social / Placing Flowers

Social / Placing Flowers
A dress typical of the close of the 1920s with its low back, flared skirt & uneven hemline dipping to form train- a transitional phase prior to the long skirts of the 30s

Background imagePhase Collection: Muybridge / Cockatoo Flies

Muybridge / Cockatoo Flies
Some phases in the flight of a cockatoo Date: 1880s

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Background imagePhase Collection: Cartoon commenting on fly-by-night photographers who set out to cash in on the fashion of having

Cartoon commenting on fly-by-night photographers who set out to cash in on the fashion of having one's photograph
5308870 Cartoon commenting on fly-by-night photographers who set out to cash in on the fashion of having one's photograph taken

Background imagePhase Collection: Steam phase eruption of a Geyser

Steam phase eruption of a Geyser
5614347 Steam phase eruption of a Geyser; (add.info.: Steam phase eruption of a Geyser. From The World's Foundations or Geology for Beginners, published 1883.); Photo © Hilary Morgan

Background imagePhase Collection: Precolumbian Art

Precolumbian Art
3499698 Precolumbian Art; (add.info.: Precolumbian Art. Phase Chorrera Culture (1500 BC-500 BC). Ceramic figure. From the province of Guayas. Mother with a child in her lap.); PHAS/UIG

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Background imagePhase Collection: Wood | 木 | Mu

Wood | 木 | Mu
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Background imagePhase Collection: Water | 水 | Shui

Water | 水 | Shui
Thoth Adan

Background imagePhase Collection: Metal | 金 | Jin

Metal | 金 | Jin
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Background imagePhase Collection: Fire | 火 | Huo

Fire | 火 | Huo
Thoth Adan

Background imagePhase Collection: Erde | 土 | Tu

Erde | 土 | Tu
Thoth Adan

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Background imagePhase Collection: Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans

Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d Arc) (1412-1431) - on a divine quest to aid France against the English. She bore a white banner bearing the image of God and two Angels

Background imagePhase Collection: Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton MR. 3 Phase 3 XF701

Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton MR. 3 Phase 3 XF701
Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton MR.3 Phase 3 XF701. The MR.3 Phase 3 had Armstrong Siddeley Viper auxiliary turbojet engines under the outboard engine nacelles

Background imagePhase Collection: Harrier at RAF Stanley

Harrier at RAF Stanley
Paul Salisbury standing near British Aerospace Harrier GR.3 (Phase 6) L on the 1453 Flight pan, RAF Stanley in the latter half of 1984 in the Falkland Islands Date: 1984

Background imagePhase Collection: A total solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island

A total solar eclipse is seen from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY



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"Exploring the Phases: From Galileo's Moon Sketches to Lunar Maps and Beyond" Step into a world of celestial wonders as we delve into the captivating concept of "phase. " Galileo, the renowned astronomer, mesmerized us with his sketches of the moon as seen through his telescope in 1610. His book, The Starry Messenger, transported us to a realm where lunar phases came alive. Intriguingly, our journey doesn't stop there. A Harlequin Ladybird perches gracefully on the left side of an image—a delightful reminder that even tiny creatures experience their own unique phases. Just like these ladybirds, our magnificent moon undergoes its enchanting transformations. The leopard makes an appearance next—specifically its melanistic phase—an adult resting on a log in captivity. This striking creature exemplifies nature's ability to exhibit diverse forms and colors during different stages of life. As we explore further, a diagram showcasing stellar spectral classes and luminosity reminds us that stars too have their own intricate phases, and is awe-inspiring to comprehend how these celestial bodies evolve over time, shining brightly or dimming gradually. A total solar eclipse from 2006 adds another layer of fascination to our exploration. Witnessing this rare phenomenon allows us to witness firsthand how light can be temporarily obscured by heavenly alignments—a true spectacle for both astronomers and enthusiasts alike. Turning back time brings forth an early map of the moon from 1635—an artifact that showcases humanity's relentless curiosity about space throughout history. Hans Holbein the Younger's woodcut depicting phases of the moon in 1534 further emphasizes our enduring fascination with lunar cycles. Nature never ceases to amaze; even Arctic Skuas reveal their pale phase while standing proudly on seaweed-covered rocks in Scotland's Shetland Islands. These birds remind us that adaptation and transformation are not limited solely to astronomical phenomena but extend across the animal kingdom.