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APOD: 2014 November 30

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation deals with a dust pillar in the Large Magellanic Cloud:

HIPPOCAMPUS IN MAGNA NUBE MAGELLANICA (30 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141130.html

Fortasse speciem hippocampi pascentis praebet, sed res atra ad dextram partem imaginis versum reapse est pila pulveris fumosi, quae longitudine circa viginti (20) annos luce mensos patet. Haec structura pulveris insolitê conformata in Magnâ Nube Magellanicâ vicinâ nostrâ sita est, quae regio generationis stellarum proxima est ...
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APOD: 2014 November 29

Salvete!

Today's APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) was an especially tough nut to crack. I almost bailed out. This is what I got:

67P 3D (29 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141129.html

Exprome vitra ocularia vitriis rubro caeruleoque colore praedita et pendê prope cometam! Cum "Philae", modulus spatialis descensionis navigationis speculatoriae nomine "Rosetta", diê duodecimô (12) mensis Novembris ad nucleum cometae 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko laberet, instrumentô photographicô ROLIS usus est ad ...
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APOD: 2014 November 28

Salvete,

yet another stab at translating an APOD (Astronomical Picture of the Day):

EFFIGIES NEBULAE NGC 281 (28 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141128.html

Si nubem cosmicam, numerô NGC 281 in catalogum redactam, spectes, fortasse coacervationem stellarum apertam non advertas. Sunt autem huius coacervationis stellae iuvenes gravesque intrâ nebulâ exortae, cuius radiatio ardorem nebulae efficit. Figurae conspicuae in hâc effigiê nebulae NGC 281 sunt columnae sculptae et globuli pulveris densi, quae sub ...
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APOD: 2014 November 27

Salvete!

I found the translation of today's APOD rather difficult, especially when trying to come up with words for "calibration" etc. For what it's worth, here is my stab at a translation:

EUROPA GALILEI RECREATA (27 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141127.html

Cum siderale instrumentum speculatorium "Galileus" decenniô nonô saeculi undevicesimi exeunte systema Ioviale pervolaret, conspectûs mirificos Europae photographicê reddidit. Etiam signa detexit, secundum quae huius lunae superficies glacialis oceanum profundum celet. ...
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APOD: 2014 November 26

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

MUTUI EVENTUS IONIS ET CALLISTONIS (26 NOVEMBRIS 1995)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141126.html

Haec series imaginum telescopiô intra viginti quattuor (24) minuta in San Pietro Polesini, Italiâ, factarum et ordine temporis servatô a summâ ad infimam seriem depictarum occultationem Ionis Callistone, quae duo ex satellitibus Galilaeis sunt, sequitur. Propositum observationum est haud ...
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APOD: 2014 November 25

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

ANIMANS E LACUNA RUBRA (25 NOVEMBRIS 1995)

Qualis animans latet prope Nebulam Lacunae rubrae? Est Mars. Hoc splendidum photographema coloratum caeli profundi planetam rubrum infra duas nebulas insignes praetereuntem captavit. Hae nebulae a tabulariô cosmicô saeculi duodevicesimi Carolô Messier numerîs M8 et M20 in catalogum redactae sunt. Nebulae Trifidae (ad dextram centri et superius), ...
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APOD: 2014 November 24

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

VOLITARE SUPRA TITANEM (24 NOVEMBRIS 1995)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141124.html

Qui esset prospectus Titanis supervolitandi? Imagines radiodetectore satellitis robotici "Cassini" ordinis NASAe, qui Saturnum cursu ambit, factae, ad talem volatum simulandum modô digitali compositae sunt. Post adventum Cassini ad Saturnum annô bismillesimô quartô (2004), lunam eius planetae nubilosissimam pluries praetervolabat. Volatus ...
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APOD: 2014 November 23

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:


TURBO ET ARCUS PLUVIUS IN CANSIA CIVITATE

Hic prospectus sine turbone serenus aestimatus esset. Annô bismillesimô quartô (2004) venator procellarum Eric Ngyuen hunc turbonem nascentem in Cansiâ civitate diversâ luce - luce arcûs pluvii - photographavit. In hâc picturâ nubes turbonis alba de nimbô procellae obscurô descendit. Sol, qui per partem apertam caeli inspicit, ...
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Mongomery's speech jussive subjunctive

In August 1940 Montgomery on taking command of the 8th Army made a speech to the leading officers.
The following is loosely based on that speech.

φυλάξωμεν Αἴγυπτον ἐνθάδε ἐν Ἀλαμεινι. μὴ σταυρώσωμεν παρὰ Νειλῳ. κελεύσωμεν τοὺς λοχοῦς νῦν παρὰ Νειλῳ ὄντες προβῆναι πρὸς Ἀλαμεινα. στῶμεν καὶ μαχεσώμεθα ἐνθάδε. μὴ ἀναχωρήσωμεν. καύσωμεν τὰς γνώμας τὰς περὶ τοῦ ἀναχωρεῖν λεγούσας καὶ παραχρῆμα. ἐὰν οὐ οἶοι τ' ὦμεν ἐνθάδε ζῆν, θάνωμεν ἐνθάδε.

ὁ πρωτὸς ἄρχων παρήγγελκεν ...
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Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in Ancient Greek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVlmTClHPQ

Breathe. Breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave; don't leave me.
Look around; choose your own ground.

ἀμπνοὰς ἔχε σύγε, ὦ τᾶν, ὁράων φάος ἠελίοιο.
μὴ οἰκνοῖς φιλεῖν.
ἄλλους μὲν ἀπόλιπε, ἐμε δ' οὔ.
μολῶν, λάβε τὰ σά.

Corrections/comments are welcome.

To be continued...
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