Pond Steps | by Charlie Zhang.
2headedsnake: Asakura Kouhel - Landscape, 2012 - watercolor, colored pencil on drawing paper
Icefall Brook (by Glacier Fed)
Source: Flickr / glacier_fed
alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.
Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.
Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.
Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.
Aerial View of Aogashima Volcano
2014′s closest, brightest supermoon on August 10
In 2014, the August 10 full moon gives us this year’s closest supermoon. According to NASA, this full moon will be 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year.
As measured from the centers of the Earth and moon, the August 10 full moon lies 356,896 kilometers (221,675 miles) away. The moon and Earth won’t make such a close encounter again until the full moon of September 28, 2015, at which time the two will only be 19 kilometers closer together. EarthSky
TOP IMAGE contrasting largest and smallest full moons: Stefanao Sciarpetti
MIDDLE Comparison of the January 16 mini Moon and the August 11 “Super” Moon simulated in Stellarium. SOURCE: astroblogger
BOTTOM Around each new moon (left) and full moon (right) – when the sun, Earth, and moon are located more or less on a line in space – the range between high and low tides is greatest. These are called spring tides. A supermoon – new or full moon at its closest to Earth – accentuates these tides. SOURCE "What is a supermoon?"
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