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Conjunction (astronomy)

In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude as observed from Earth. The astronomical symbol for conjunction is handwritten; the conjunction symbol is not used in modern astronomy. It continues to be used in astrology; when two objects always appear close to the ecliptic—such as two planets, the Moon and a planet, or the Sun and a planet—this fact implies an apparent close approach between the objects as seen on the sky. A related word, appulse, is the minimum apparent separation on the sky of two astronomical objects. Conjunctions involve either two objects in the Solar System or one object in the Solar System and a more distant object, such as a star. A conjunction is an apparent phenomenon caused by the observer's perspective: the two objects involved are not close to one another in space. Conjunctions between two bright objects close to the ecliptic, such as two bright planets, can be seen with the naked eye.

More in the particular case of two planets, it means that they have the same right ascension. This is called conjunction in right ascension. However, there is the term conjunction in ecliptic longitude. At such conjunction both objects have the same ecliptic longitude. Conjunction in right ascension and conjunction in ecliptic longitude do not take place at the same time, but in most cases nearly at the same time. However, at triple conjunctions, it is possible. At the time of conjunction – it does not matter if in right ascension or in ecliptic longitude – the involved planets are close together upon the celestial sphere. In the vast majority of such cases, one of the planets will appear to pass north or south of the other. However, if two celestial bodies attain the same declination at the time of a conjunction in right ascension, the one, closer to the Earth will pass in front of the other. In such a case, a syzygy takes place. If one object moves into the shadow of another, the event is an eclipse.

For example, if the Moon passes into the shadow of Earth and disappears from view, this event is called a lunar eclipse. If the visible disk of the nearer object is smaller than that of the farther object, the event is called a transit; when Mercury passes in front of the Sun, it is a transit of Mercury, when Venus passes in front of the Sun, it is a transit of Venus. When the nearer object appears larger than the farther one, it will obscure its smaller companion. An example of an occultation is when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, causing the Sun to disappear either or partially; this phenomenon is known as a solar eclipse. Occultations in which the larger body is neither the Sun nor the Moon are rare. More frequent, however, is an occultation of a planet by the Moon. Several such events are visible every year from various places on Earth. A conjunction, as a phenomenon of perspective, is an event that involves two astronomical bodies seen by an observer on the Earth. Times and details depend only slightly on the observer's location on the Earth's surface, with the differences being greatest for conjunctions involving the Moon because of its relative closeness, but for the Moon the time of a conjunction never differs by more than a few hours.

As seen from a planet, superior, if an inferior planet is on the opposite side of the Sun, it is in superior conjunction with the Sun. An inferior conjunction occurs. In an inferior conjunction, the superior planet is "in opposition" to the Sun as seen from the inferior planet; the terms "inferior conjunction" and "superior conjunction" are used in particular for the planets Mercury and Venus, which are inferior planets as seen from the Earth. However, this definition can be applied to any pair of planets, as seen from the one farther from the Sun. A planet is said to be in conjunction, when it is in conjunction with the Sun, as seen from the Earth; the Moon is in conjunction with the Sun at New Moon. In a quasiconjunction, a planet in retrograde motion — always either Mercury or Venus, from the point of view of the Earth — will "drop back" in right ascension until it allows another planet to overtake it, but the former planet will resume its forward motion and thereafter appear to draw away from it again.

This will occur before dawn. The reverse may happen in the evening sky after dusk, with Mercury or Venus entering retrograde motion just as it is about to overtake another planet; the quasiconjunction is reckoned as occurring at the time the distance in right ascension between the two planets is smallest though, when declination is taken into account, they may appear closer together shortly before or after this. In early December 1899 the Sun and the naked-eye planets appeared to lie within a band 35 degrees wide along the ecliptic as seen from the Earth; as a consequence, over the period 1–4 December 1899, the Moon reached conjunction with, in order, Uranus, the Sun, Mars and Venus. Most of these conjunctions were not visible because of the glare of the Sun. Over the period 4–6 February 1962, in a rare series of events and Venus reached conjunction as observed from the Earth, followed by Venus and Jupiter by Mars and Saturn. Conjunctions took

Tennessee State Route 57

State Route 57 is an east–west highway that runs from Memphis to the Mississippi state line near Pickwick Dam and Pickwick Landing State Park. Except for in Shelby County and western Fayette County, SR 57 is a two lane road with a 55 mph speed limit; the majority of the road follows the path of the Charleston Railroad. SR 57 is signed as a primary highway for most of its length, excluding the section between its western terminus and the split with US 72 in Collierville, secondary. SR 57 starts in Memphis by going south on Trezevant Street from SR 14. Trezevant St. turns into East Parkway and follows US 70/US 79/US 64 and SR 277. They have an intersection with Sam Cooper Boulevard before SR 57 turns east and follows US 72 along Poplar Avenue, where it starts to follow the Norfolk Southern Railway to the north. Poplar Avenue has an interchange with I-240 in East Memphis and soon enters Germantown, where it is overlapped with SR 177; as the road enters Collierville, it becomes known as West Poplar Avenue.

SR 57 meets Byhalia Road as a crossroads. Just east of that intersection US 72 diverges from SR 57 by going southeast into Mississippi, via unsigned SR 86, while SR 57 continues east along West Poplar Ave. SR 57 becomes a two-lane road but remains at a 40 mph speed until it exits Collierville. East of the Collierville town square, it becomes East Poplar Avenue and SR 205 has its southern terminus at SR 57. Poplar Avenue is a major thoroughfare through Shelby County and has much commercial development along its route. In the city of Memphis, the road is locally known for its narrow lanes of traffic and hazardous storm grates along its edges; the many freight trains that run along the side of it cause several traffic delays throughout the day. When SR 57 enters Fayette County, the speed limit increases to 55 mph and except for when the road passes through a town, it remains at this speed until it ends in Mississippi. Just outside Collierville, SR 57 has an interchange with I-269. In the city of Piperton, SR 57 crosses over the Norfolk Southern Railway.

A few miles down the road, it passes through Rossville and is the southern terminus for SR 194. SR 57 passes through Moscow; the southern terminus of SR 76 occurs in Moscow. Several miles down the road from here, SR 57 passes through LaGrange. Motorists can view several of the town's historic buildings from the road. East of LaGrange, SR 57 turns left along SR 18, passes over the Norfolk Southern Railway again, continues east. A former alignment of SR 57 exists for 1.2 miles in Piperton. The former route exits SR 57 heading south as Commerce Road, after 450 feet turns eastward into West Old State Line Road. Old State Line Road briefly turns into SR 196 before becoming East Old State Line Road. After half a mile, East Old State Line Road turns left before reentering SR 57. After splitting from SR 18, SR 57 enters Hardeman County and enters Grand Junction, it is home to the National Bird Dog Museum, visible from the road. SR 57 crosses over the Mississippi Central Railroad and junctions with SR 368.

Several miles east is the town of Saulsbury. East of Saulsbury, SR 57 passes over the Norfolk Southern Railway for a third time, continues east to Middleton. Here, it crosses the Mississippi Tennessee Railroad. East of Middleton, SR 57 goes through the town of Pocahontas, where it passes over the Norfolk Southern Railway for the fourth and final time; the railroad continues southeast into Mississippi. It passes over the Hatchie River around Pocahontas. SR 57 passes north of Big Hill Pond State Park. SR 57 passes through Ramer, where it is the northern terminus of SR 234, it crosses over the West Tennessee Railroad. SR 57 crosses US 45 near the town of Eastview. After crossing US 45, SR 57 goes north of the town of Michie and intersects with SR 224. East of Michie, the road junctions with SR 22, the most direct route to Shiloh National Military Park. SR 57 passes into intersects with SR 142 west of the town of Counce; when SR 57 enters the town of Counce, it crosses a railroad spur of the Kansas City Southern Railway.

East of the town, the road intersects with SR 128 in Pickwick Village. SR 128 goes north over Pickwick Dam, SR 57 turns right and heads south toward Pickwick Landing State Park. SR 57 continues south along Pickwick Lake for 5 miles until it crosses into Mississippi and becomes Mississippi Highway 25

Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015. Wood moved to Birmingham, Alabama when he was in second grade, attended Ramsay High School graduating from Florida A&M University, during which time he worked as a morning news reporter for Tallahassee, Florida radio station Hot 105.7. He began focusing on a career in comedy after filling in for the station's in-house comedian, he passed on his midterm tests to open for Tommy Davidson. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism in 2001, Wood returned to his hometown and became the head writer/producer for the Buckwilde Morning Show in Birmingham, a position he held until 2007, he continued working in radio, providing prank calls and content to various morning shows nationally and contributing to Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole station on Sirius XM Radio. In 2010, Wood finished third in the 7th season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and began hosting his own morning show, The Roy Wood Jr Show.

The show garnered top ratings and won'Large Market Morning Show Of The Year' from the Alabama Broadcasters Association for several years. From 2011 to 2014, Wood appeared on TBS' Sullivan & Son, appearing as a guest star in the first season, he was promoted to series regular for the second and third seasons before the show's cancellation in 2014. The following year, he was cast by ABC to play alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the comedy pilot Delores And Jermaine. In 2015, Wood joined The Daily Show as a correspondent, his first Comedy Central stand-up special, Father Figure premiered in 2017 with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central's storytelling series. Wood's second Comedy Central special, Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You premiered in 2019. In 2018 it was announced; the pilot called Jefferson County Probation started shooting in May 2019. Wood has performed for the troops on numerous USO tours in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.

The Daily Show Comedy Central's This is Not Happening The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers Conan Chelsea Lately Late Show with David Letterman The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson NBC's Last Comic Standing HBO's Def Comedy Jam BET's Comic View Showtime at the Apollo TBS' Sullivan & Son CBS's 2003 remake of Star Search SportsNation Impractical Jokers: After Party Premium Blend The Bob & Tom Show GMA Day Comedy Central's Crank Yankers Wood put out his first of three prank call CDs in 2003, titled My Momma Made Me Wear This. The second collection, Confessions of a Bench Warmer, came out in 2005, his third CD, I'll Slap You To Sleep, was released in 2007. Wood's pranks have been featured on numerous hip-hop mix tapes, his first stand-up comedy CD Things I Think, I Think was released in 2013. Wood lives in Harlem with his girlfriend, shoe designer Salone Monet, the couple's son. Roy Wood Jr. Official Comedy Central Profile "For Roy Wood Jr. Alabama Is Painful History, New Hope and Home"

Swedish Trotting Oaks

The Swedish Trotting Oaks is an annual national Group One harness event for trotters, held at Solvalla in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the biggest race for 3-year-old fillies in Sweden; the purse in the 2008 final was ≈ US$286,000. The Swedish Trotting Oaks has, since the start in 1979, been arranged at Solvalla in Stockholm. In 1979, as well as during the years 1991-1994 and from 1998 to present, the finals have been held on the same day in late September or early October as the Swedish Trotting Criterium finals. In 1980 and in 1995-1997, the Oaks finals were raced up to a week before or after the Criterium finals. 1981-1990, the Oaks finals took place in August. To enter the Swedish Trotting Oaks, a filly owner is obliged to make four payments of ≈US$530 as of 2009; these payments are as well valid for the Swedish Trotting Criterium, held at the same day as the Oaks but are open for both colts and fillies. In addition to these costs, a supplementary fee of ≈US$410 is paid to enter the elimination races before the final.

If a filly owner decides to enter the Criterium instead of the Oaks, the supplementary fee is twice as large, ≈US$820. The distance in the Swedish Trotting Oaks is 2,140 meters; this was the case in the premiere year of 1979, has not been altered since. The first year, volt start was used in the Oaks, but from the second year and on, auto start has been used. 4 - Stig H. Johansson 4 - Örjan Kihlström 2 - Leif Witasp 2 - Lennart Forsgren 2 - Torbjörn Jansson 2 - Jim Frick 6 - Stig H. Johansson 2 - Leif Witasp 2 - Roger Walmann 2 - Tommy Hanné 2 - Count's Pride 2 - Shatter Way 2 - The Prophet 2 - Pixie Pixie, dam of Emma Gee San and Kimbee San Winning odds: 1.32 - Pixie Winning odds: 32.94 - Early Southwind 1:13.9 - Annicka 1:20.8 - Prophet Jill

Kiss Me, Judas

Kiss Me, Judas is a 1998 neo-noir novel by the American author Will Christopher Baer. The book was first published on October 1, 1998, through Viking Press and follows the character of Phineas Poe after he wakes up in a hotel bathtub full of ice to discover that somebody has removed one of his kidneys. During his first night out of a mental institution after suffering a nervous breakdown, Phineas Poe is picked up by a prostitute named Jude, she drugs him and removes his kidney and leaves him in a hotel bathtub full of ice with a note on the counter that reads, "If you want to live, call 9-1-1." Phineas, an ex-police officer, searching for information against the Denver Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit finds out that his kidney was replaced by a bag of heroin. While searching for his missing kidney, Phineas finds love in his attacker, while he evades the angry Denver police and tries to unlock the secrets behind his wife's recent death. Critical reception for Kiss Me, Judas was mixed.

Entertainment Weekly gave the book a "C+", writing that Baer's "scalpel-sharp noir style proves a mesmerizing lure, but it can't compensate for a hazy plot that veers from the nauseating to the nonsensical". The Chicago Tribune gave a mixed review, recommending the book to "fans of James Ellroy's more elliptical writing" but writing that it took a while to get into the book's rhythm. Kirkus Reviews gave a more positive review, stating that "Baer will certainly write better books than this, but not with such youthful verve, bare nerve-ends, or frigidly droll, dead-on metaphors"

Gustav Lotze A/S

Gustav Lotze A/S known as Gustav Lotze's chemiske Fabriker, was a pharmaceutical company based in Odense, Denmark-. The company was founded as a hilesale business in 1860 by pharmacist at the Løve Apotek in Odense Ernst Gustav Lotze, it supplied other pharmacies with a range of pharmaceuticals and chemical compinds which had until been imported. Lotze cultivated medicinal plants for use in the production on a property outside Odense; the company was operated out of the Løve Apotek's building but Lotze was able to expand the premises through the purchase of several of the adjacent building and a new factory was built at the site in 1887. The company was converted into a limited company and acquired by Det Danske Medicinal- & Kemikalie-Kompagni A/S in 1919. H. Nielsen's Tobacco Factory Odense Løve Apotek