Windmills on Saaremaa Island in #Estonia
Windmills on Saaremaa Island in #Estonia
Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent
June 17, 2019
To see the feathered serpent descend the Mayan pyramid requires exquisite timing. You must visit El Castillo -- in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula -- near an equinox. Then, during the late afternoon if the sky is clear, the pyramid's own shadows create triangles that merge into the famous illusion of the slithering viper.
Also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, the impressive step-pyramid stands 30 meters tall and 55 meters wide at the base. Built up as a series of square terraces by the pre-Columbian civilization between the 9th and 12th century, the structure can be used as a calendar and is noted for astronomical alignments.
To see the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy descend overhead the Mayan pyramid, however, requires less exquisite timing. Even the ancient Mayans might have been impressed, though, to know that the exact positions of the Milky Way, Saturn (left) and Jupiter (right) in the featured image give it a time stamp more specific than equinox -- in fact 2019 April 7 at 5 am.
Serene rural landscape in #Norway.
Two sacred Buddhist Temples on top of Mount Fanjing in #China (Photo: VCG)
h/t to "@ 41Strange"
NGC 4676: The Mighty Mice
June 14, 2019
These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as The Mice because they have such long tails, each large spiral galaxy has actually passed through the other. Their long tails are drawn out by strong gravitational tides rather than collisions of their individual stars.
Because the distances are so large, the cosmic interaction takes place in slow motion -- over hundreds of millions of years. They will probably collide again and again over the next billion years until they coalesce to form a single galaxy.
NGC 4676 lies about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Bernice's Hair (Coma Berenices) and are likely members of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies. Not often imaged in small telescopes, this wide field of view catches the faint tidal tails several hundred thousand light-years long.
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The Planet and the Pipe
June 7, 2019
Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant planet Jupiter shines in the night sky. Its almost overwhelming glow is near the top of the frame in this colorful telephoto portrait of the central Milky Way.
Spanning about 20 degrees on the sky, the scene includes the silhouette of LDN 1773 against the starlight, also know by the popular moniker the Pipe Nebula for its apparent outline of stem and bowl. The Pipe Nebula is part of the galaxy's Ophiuchus dark cloud complex. Located at a distance of about 450 light-years, dense cores of gas and dust within are collapsing to form stars.
Approaching its opposition, opposite the Sun in the sky on June 12, Jupiter is only about 36 light-minutes from planet Earth. Fans of dark markings on the sky can probably spot the Snake Nebula below and left of Jupiter's glare.
The medieval village of Monsanto, #Portugal where homes are constructed around large stones.
Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy
June 6, 2019
A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across. That's about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core in this sharp telescopic portrait. Its sweeping blue spiral arms are streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions.
A dominant member of a known galaxy group, M63 has faint, extended features that are likely star streams from tidally disrupted satellite galaxies. M63 shines across the electromagnetic spectrum and is thought to have undergone bursts of intense star formation.
Happy Wednesday, Y'all.
😍 Montenegro countryside.
The Interstellar Clouds of Orion
June 5, 2019
The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, a new long exposure image was taken over several clear nights in January, February and March.
After 23 hours of camera time and untold hours of image processing, the featured collage in the light of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur was produced spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon. Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red orange arc just to the right of the image center.
The Rosette Nebula is not the giant orange nebula just to the left of the image center -- that is larger but lesser known nebula known as the Meissa Ring. The Rosette Nebula is visible, though: it is the bright orange, blue and white nebula near the image bottom.
The bright orange star just left of the frame center is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the upper right is Rigel. About those famous three stars that cross the belt of Orion the Hunter -- in this busy frame they can be hard to locate, but a discerning eye will find them just to the right of the image center.
- Hey!.. Damn!.. What are you doing?
- I'm loving Russia.
Beautiful view of the city of Edinburgh, #Scotland
Cottages with stone fences are just what one would imagine in The Highlands, #Scotland
The Bastei Bridge (built in 1851), Saxon Switzerland National Park, #Germany -- Bastei is a rock formation towering 194m above Elbe River.
Blessed afternoon dear ones as we approach a New Year, remember the blessings of the Lord, who changes not.
Dating from the 13th century, the Eilean Donan Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Donnain) is one of the most iconic and picturesque castles in the Highlands of #Scotland.
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Burg Eltz Castle Germany
Speloncato, Corsica, France
Duart Castle or Caisteal Dhubhairt in Scottish Gaelic is a castle on Isle of Mull, off the west coast of #Scotland - dating to 13th century
~ Castle in the Winter Sky ~
#Nature #EuropeanCulture #WhiteCivilisation
#muratgungut I’d post this photo just to post this photographers awesome name. Photos not so bad either.
Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana.
Church in St. Etienne, France.
Blackcraig Bridgehouse is an unusual hideaway in part of a castle-like bridge that straddles the River Ardle, just 7 miles from Blairgowrie in Perthshire
#Scotland #BritFam #architecture
source" @ malemalefica"
The Parthenon by Frederic Edwin Church
Planet of the Tajinastes
May 25, 2019
What bizarre planet are these alien creatures from? It's only planet Earth, of course. The planet's home galaxy the Milky Way stretches across a dark sky in the panoramic, fisheye all-sky projection composed with a wide lens.
But the imposing forms gazing skyward probably look strange to many denizens of Earth. Found on the Canary Island of Tenerife in the Teide National Park, they are red tajinastes, flowering plants that grow to a height of up to 3 meters.
Among the rocks of the volcanic terrain, tajinastes bloom in spring and early summer and then die after a week or so as their seeds mature. A species known as Echium wildpretii, the terrestrial life forms were individually lit by flashlight during the wide-angle exposures.
#Colorado has been all over the place with the weather this May. Crested Butte - Coontang_ - #travel #photography
h/t to "@ amazinglybeaut"
Locals playing their instruments with the Matterhorn in the background in Zermatt, #Switzerland
The Meteora is a very big #Orthodox Monastery in Central #Greece. It was built on sandstone rock pillars.
Planets of the Solar System: Tilts and Spins
May 20, 2019
How does your favorite planet spin? Does it spin rapidly around a nearly vertical axis, or horizontally, or backwards? The featured video animates NASA images of all eight planets in our Solar System to show them spinning side-by-side for an easy comparison.
In the time-lapse video, a day on Earth -- one Earth rotation -- takes just a few seconds. Jupiter rotates the fastest, while Venus spins not only the slowest (can you see it?), but backwards. The inner rocky planets, across the top, most certainly underwent dramatic spin-altering collisions during the early days of the Solar System.
The reasons why planets spin and tilt as they do remains a topic of research with much insight gained from modern computer modeling and the recent discovery and analysis of hundreds of exoplanets: planets orbiting other stars.
~ Green Room ~
Oia village in Santorini, #Greece
Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano
May 12, 2019
Why did a picturesque volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well-populated areas.
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting on 2010 March 20, with a second eruption starting under the center of a small glacier on 2010 April 14. Neither eruption was unusually powerful. The second eruption, however, melted a large amount of glacial ice which then cooled and fragmented lava into gritty glass particles that were carried up with the rising volcanic plume.
Pictured here during the second eruption, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Mayon Volcano, Philippines.
~ Happy Saturday and a lovely weekend #GabFam ~
The Long Room in the Trinity College library in #Ireland
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in #Poland has produced table salt since the 13th century.
Snowshill is a small Cotswolds village in Gloucestershire, #England & is the location where an important Bronze Age hoard was found in 1881.
Have a great weekend, Y'all.
Santa Magdalena, Val de Funes, Italy
Have a nice Sunday #Gabfam. X
~ Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, #England ~
It’s /confession/ time, boys. What do you need to get off of your chest?
Good Morning GabFam-Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland
~ Good Morning #GabFam ~ Have a Gorgeous Friday ~
Supercell Storm and Lighting (Photo Curtesy of Katherine Rohan)
~ Kriebstein Castle ~
(German: Burg Kriebstein) is a castle in Kriebstein near the town of Waldheim in the #German state of Saxony. #14Words
First record of Kriebstein Castle dating to 4 October 1384 #EuropeanCulture
~ The Devil's Bridge (Rakotzbrücke) in Kromlau, #Germany ~
~ Skogafoss, #Iceland ~ #Nature ~
Colorful houses in Cobh, #Ireland
Good Morning folks.
Sun through Rampart at Tollymore forest.
The Ancient theatre of Taormina is an ancient #Greek theatre, in Taormina, southern #Italy, built in the third century BC.
~ Tree of life ~ by Terrence Drysdale ~ #Nature ~
( author says there was some photoshop involved, and although I don't like it in general terms, here the result is amazing, and not out of realm of reality)
Dunkeld Cathedral stands on the north bank of the River Tay in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, #Scotland. Built in square-stone style of predominantly grey sandstone, the cathedral proper was begun in 1260 and completed in 1501.
A windmill and cultivated flowers near Haarlem, the #Netherlands 🌷
~ Devil’s Bridge In Rhodope Mountains ~ #Bulgaria ~
Mount Anne...Tasmania, Australia
Good Morning people, Have a blessed day
~ Mystical Morning ~ #Nature
Misurina Lake, Veneto, Italy
Herdwick sheep are native to Lake District of Cumbria, #England. "Herdwick" is derived from Old Norse herdvyck, meaning sheep pasture.
Giants amongst us...
~ Durdle Door, England ~ #Nature
by Rhys Simmons
The throne room of the Neuschwanstein Castle in #Germany
12-13th century timber framed house in Dinan, Brittany, France.
Dean Village borders the Leith River, founded in the 12th century. It's near the center of Edinburgh. The stone houses are preserved since the 17th century.
source: "@ malemalefica"
#BritFam #Scotland #architecture #medieval
From the Northern to the Southern Cross
January 27, 2019
There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy; the place, in this case, is dark Laguna Cejar in Salar de Atacama of Northern Chile; and the time was in early October, just after sunset.
Reims Cathedral, France. 🇫🇷 ✝️
Total Lunar Eclipse at Moonset
January 19, 2019
The Moon slid through Earth's shadow on January 31, 2018 in a total lunar eclipse. In this time-lapse sequence from Portal, Arizona, the partial eclipse starts with the Moon high in the western sky. The eclipse total phase lasted about 76 minutes, and ended after the dark, reddened Moon set below the horizon.
#Chicago #Illinois #GabRail #CTA #snow
[ Innocence walks with ease ]
The Throne Room at the heart of the Bronze Age palace of Knossos, considered the oldest throne room in Europe. Crete, #Greece 15th century BC
The little church of Ranui, located inside the medieval farmstead of Ranui, Funes Valley, Alto Adige (north Italy). It is a baroque church built in 1744.
the chapel at princeton u
Mont Aiguille, #France
seen at: http://yarr.me/e/1286
Glenorchy, New Zealand
The position and the changing phases of the Moon above the peaks of the Cridola Group, in the Italian Alps, during a lunar month, called synodic month [by Giorgia Hofer]
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#Italy #moon #astronomy #space
A Laser Strike at the Galactic Center
January 6, 2019
Why are these people shooting a powerful laser into the center of our Galaxy? Fortunately, this is not meant to be the first step in a Galactic war. Rather, astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile are trying to measure the distortions of Earth's ever changing atmosphere.
Even gravity is an adjustable option for programmers.
[we are nature]
Palacio do espelhos
Under the bridge to nowhere.
Which season is your favorite? Try to keep it around 100 words or less.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Libraries are a thing of beauty! 📚
Baroque Library - Prague, Czech Republic
Merry Christmas Everyone
For the sins
A Rainbow Geminid Meteor
December 19, 2018
Meteors can be colorful. While the human eye usually cannot discern many colors, cameras often can. Pictured is a Geminid captured by camera during last week's meteor shower that was not only impressively bright, but colorful.
Shortest daylight of the year today.
APK габа не ставится.
Не то чтоб я прям активный пользователь мобилки, но возможность лучше иметь, чем когда не иметь.
Всё смешалось в кучу.
Это сервис коротких заметок. Моя задача состоит в том, чтобы научиться/приучиться делать короткие заметки.
Первичная цель сайта заключается в приятном времяпрепровождение за бестолковым хобби. И он с этим отлично справляется.
Собирательство - цель вторичная.
GAB не предоставляет открытого API, а хотелось бы иметь.
Постить с сайта не удобно. Не то, что сайт плохой или не удобный сам по себе, нет. Но вот постить с него не то. Зашёл, выбрал, тыкнул.
Хочется как с блоге - из под консольки с вимом.
P.S. И да, говоря открытого API я имею в виду _открытого_ API. Мы тут добропорядочные джентльмены.
Окэ, вроде работает: текст, картинки, ссылки.
В общем работают, вообщем.
Главное - происходит сбор постов. Позже их можно будет перестроить.
Есть смысл пописывать, когда есть что, но нет куда.
Чтобы далеко не убегать от сайтца, буду зеркалить в /gab. Просто, красиво.
Короткие заметки значит.