Wednesday, 23 April 2014

This Totally Eclipses all others....

     Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon's position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline.

What do you call a spaceman's watch that has a mental breakdown?

A Lunar Tick.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Dance Away...

     Last night we went for a dance night in Rugby, an event ran by Marc and Rachel, both exceptional teachers of Ceroc/Modern Jive, and I watched them dancing - now, I'm not a bad dancer, but these two are exceptional! Their Tango last night was stunning, whereas I tend to stick to Ceroc, Jive and Blues moves, but watching them inspires me to think maybe, just maybe I should take a closer look at Tango ;-)
Marc Forster & Rachel Pears

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Pod Skulls!

Wither, the Snapdragon flower (Antirrhinum majus),
 reveals their macabre skulls,
which are really pods.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Who Could Have Built This...

     This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?