Taken from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands near Sunset Beach, Ca. about a dozen 10 second shots pasted together with starstax.....
Makes me feel better about being able to catch ~15s of it on video with just my iPhone X from all the way in Yuma, AZ. Got lucky and MECO and second stage start are visible. The lost sleep was worth it.
Sometimes a song can express better where words fail me.
This has to be the best comment thread I’ve ever seen. It starts with logical, scientific discussion about the topic at hand, and once everyone understands, it slides into a few increasingly funny pop culture references, capped off by the “that’s no moon...” meme...perfect. No arguments and best of all, no trolls.… Read more
I’ll not mourn Cassini, it’s gone out in a blaze of glory rather than fading away, it will be years before all the data it collected is sifted through and it’s successes will inspire future scientists and space probes alike, it’s a celebration with a tear in the eye, not a funeral. Read more
An interestng way to classify cities — by whether this happens (as it doubtless does in some street or other) and what dates and times. What information would that yield?
Idiot me - I live in DC and have always been aware of the beautiful East/West alignment right around the equinox, but always thought that it was caused solely by the equinox - it never occurred to me that the angle of the alignment of the grid was really the determining factor. You mean that all city grids aren’t… Read more
And to think, 5000 years from now someone’s going to be investigating the ruins of Manhattan, and ascribing some sort of religious/mystical significance to the street grid’s orientation with the sun every May 30th.
Birmingham enjoys what they call Brumhenge on the Summer Solstice.