Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on April 14th 15th 2014
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If the sun isn’t up where ever you live, you should go outside right now and take a look at the moon. It’s a full lunar eclipse, when the moon passes through the earth’s shadow. The reason it doesn’t go completely dark is because of ambient reflected light, similar to a sunset, giving the effect commonly known as a ‘blood moon’.
So just look up at the sky and marvel at the fact that you are looking at a giant chunk of rock thousands and thousands of miles away being shadowed by an even bigger chunk of rock (and water) - the Earth.
Side Note: The two images shown above are mere crop outs from ESA’s recent hit: The 9 Billion Pixel Image of 84 Million Stars. These two focus on the bright center of the image for the purpose of highlighting what a peak at 84,000,000 stars looks like.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile have released a breathtaking new photograph showing the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The photograph shows a whopping 84 million stars in an image measuring 108500×81500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels.
It’s actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory’s VISTA survey telescope, the same camera that captured the amazing 55-hour exposure. Three different infrared filters were used to capture the different details present in the final image.
The VISTA’s camera is sensitive to infrared light, which allows its vision to pierce through much of the space dust that blocks the view of ordinary optical telescope/camera systems.
Does Cosmos have a tumblr? Cosmos should have a tumblr so I can follow it and then reblog it. Like, all of it.
You should be watching cosmos, guys.
*edit* It appears cosmos does not, in fact, have a tumblr. A good reason to figure out how tags work then
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)Me
I don’t think I’ve seen this movie since high school. I should fix that.