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mattystanfield:

Photograph | Trischa Ward 

mattystanfield:

Photograph | Trischa Ward 

distant-traveller:

Waterton lake eclipse 

Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon’s position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse. Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses - though probably without the benefit ofdigital clocks and cameras. Still, using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon’s distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration. This modern eclipse sequence also tracks the successive positions of Mars, above and right of the Moon, bright star Spica next to the reddened lunar disk, and Saturn to the left and below.

Image credit & copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN / www.blue-moon.ca

distant-traveller:

Waterton lake eclipse 

Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon’s position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse. Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses - though probably without the benefit ofdigital clocks and cameras. Still, using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon’s distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration. This modern eclipse sequence also tracks the successive positions of Mars, above and right of the Moon, bright star Spica next to the reddened lunar disk, and Saturn to the left and below.

Image credit & copyright: Yuichi Takasaka / TWAN / www.blue-moon.ca

The colours of summer

The colours of summer

voxlunch:

odditiesoflife:

The Coolest Gemstone & Crystal Skulls You Will Ever See

  • Carved Ammonite Fossil Crystal Skull
  • Ammonite Fossil Crystal Skull
  • Agate Crystal Geode Skull
  • Black Obsidian Skull with Moveable Jaw; Teeth Made from Australian Opal
  • Quartz Rock Crystal Skull and Snakes
  • Morris Jasper Crystal Skull
  • Labradorite Crystal Skull

What cool skullptures.