Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris
There’s another lunar eclipse this year and it’s happening tomorrow night! (That’s Tuesday night — in other words the wee hours of Wednesday morning). Europe and Africa will be left out this time around, but viewers in North America and Asia will get the chance to see the moon pass through the earth’s shadow. Details from NASA here.
This eclipse is extra special because it might be a rare selenelion.
Don’t ask me how to pronounce that word, but here’s what it means: the refraction of light through Earth’s atmosphere makes both sun and moon appear higher in the sky then they really are. So at moonset/sunrise on Wednesday morning, a few lucky observers east of the Mississippi might glimpse the sun and the eclipsed moon AT THE SAME TIME! Geometrically impossible, and well worth setting your alarms for.
I put approximate moonset times in this GIF, but you should look up the specific schedule for your location here.
Send your photos of the ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse to our science desk Tumblr editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiny TIm - Earth Angel
Guys. I am not even remotely joking or being ironic right now when I say that the first minute and a half and the last thirty seconds of this video might be my favorite thing that has ever existed in the history of the universe. I mean, ok, yes, when he hits the falsetto it is still really great, but god damn it when he’s just singing in his actual voice it fucking SPEAKS TO ME. You have no idea. And then the gals backing him up with the Wha-Oohs, and oh man, it’s just so amazing. I wish he’d had the notion to say “I’m not going to give these people what they want and hit this high note so they can all laugh at me,” and just stayed in that low register the whole time. I wish he had been correctly treated for his mental problems and had not been a novelty act and would’ve been the fucking superstar that he had the potential to be.
I have a lot of feelings about Tiny Tim, you guys.
Glad to see this post making a comeback.
The adult elephants in our herd came from Swaziland in 2003, where they were scheduled to be killed due to overpopulation. Upon their arrival, we also launched a reproductive program to benefit the demographics and genetic structure of African elephants in N. America. We’re proud to say we’ve had many additions since then. Much love for our herd and the wild species still roaming the earth. #GoGrey #WorldElephantDay