51/365 Shuttle down, satellite shot, moon eclipsed

A busy news day: Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to earth this morning; once again making “flying a falling rock” look supremely easy! After the shuttle and its crew were safely out of the target area, the US Navy shot down an ageing satellite which might have returned part of its toxic fuel load back to earth upon re-entry. Wrapping up the day was a total lunar eclipse! Although a low-level layer of patch clouds obscured some of the *action* and there was some haze, it was still an awesome sight!

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