spraci.info

Search

Items tagged with: picture

APOD: 2019 July 15 - The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun




That's no sunspot. It's the International Space Station (ISS) caught passing in front of the Sun. Sunspots, individually, have a dark central umbra, a lighter surrounding penumbra, and no solar panels. By contrast, the ISS is a complex and multi-spired mechanism, one of the largest and most sophisticated machines ever created by humanity. Also, sunspots occur on the Sun, whereas the ISS orbits the Earth. Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but getting one's timing and equipment just right for a great image is rare. Strangely, besides that fake spot, in this recent two-image composite, the Sun la... Show more...
 
APOD: 2019 June 27 - The Longer Days




This persistent six month long exposure compresses the time from solstice to solstice (December 21, 2018 to June 16, 2019) into a single point of view. Dubbed a solargraph, the unconventional picture was recorded with a tall, tube-shaped pinhole camera using a piece of photographic paper. Fixed to a single spot at Casarano, Italy for the entire exposure, the simple camera continuously records the Sun's daily path as a glowing trail burned into the photosensitive paper. Breaks and gaps in the trails are caused by cloud cover. At the end of the exposure, the paper was scanned to create the digital image. Of course, starting in December the Sun trails peak lower in the sky, near the northern hemisph... Show more...
 
Image/photo

the only picture taken during my trip was during the crossing of the Pyrenees. The pass of "La Pierre Saint Martin".

I'm not a fan of constantly stopping to take pictures.


@Alien (A23P) PICS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED ;)

#travel #moto #motorcycle #trip #spain #picture
 
APOD: 2019 May 19 - A Circumhorizontal Arc Over Ohio




Why would clouds appear to be different colors? The reason here is that ice crystals in distant cirrus clouds are acting like little floating prisms. Sometimes known as a fire rainbow for its flame-like appearance, a circumhorizon arc lies parallel to the horizon. For a circumhorizontal arc to be visible, the Sun must be at least 58 degrees high in a sky where cirrus clouds are present. Furthermore, the numerous, flat, hexagonal ice-crystals that compose the cirrus cloud must be aligned horizontally to properly refract sunlight in a collectively similar manner. Therefore, circumhorizontal arcs are quite unusual to see. This circumhorizon display was photographed through a polarized lens above Dublin, Ohio in 2009.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190519.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
Image/photo

Eurovision: 60 y.o. mom with flags of "Palestina" and other provocateurs.

Why don't they dance in Gaza Strip? (the right answer: these "BSD activists" will be killed there)

Michal Shir (Likud):

"All the appreciation over the organizing of an exemplary event was erased in one moment. I do not know who is responsible for this, but the flag on the right is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Israelis. Since when has it become legitimate to proudly present it on the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation? I expect those responsible to be held accountable for this failure, there is a limit to our flattery to the world, and the buck stops here."

The European Broadcasting Union responded to the Madonna incident later on Saturday night, saying according to Reuters, “This part of the performance were not part of the rehearsals which had been approved by the EBU and... Show more...
 

Die Schöne (Mohnblume) und das (stachelige) Biest


...haben es sich auf meinem Mietparkplatz bequem gemacht und klauen einen halben Meter Platz. Naja. So ist das mit der #Natur. Die #gewinnt immer.
#picture #bild #schotter #Schöne #Mohnblume #Biest
 
APOD: 2019 May 12 - Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano




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.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190512.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
APOD: 2019 May 8 - Jupiter Marble from Juno




What does Jupiter look like up close? Most images of Jupiter are taken from far away, either from Earth or from a great enough distance that nearly half the planet is visible. This shot, though, was composed from images taken relatively close in, where less than half of the planet was visible. From here, Jupiter still appears spherical but perspective distortion now makes it look more like a marble. Visible on Jupiter's cloud tops are a prominent dark horizontal belt containing a white oval cloud, and a white zone cloud, both of which circle the planet. The Great Red Spot looms on the upper right. The featured image was taken by the robotic Juno spacecraft in February during its 17... Show more...
 
... Show more...
 
APOD: 2019 May 5 - Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Haze




This is not a solar eclipse. Pictured here is a busy vista of moons and rings taken at Saturn. The large circular object in the center of the image is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and one of the most intriguing objects in the entire Solar System. The dark spot in the center is the main solid part of the moon. The bright surrounding ring is atmospheric haze above Titan, gas that is scattering sunlight to a camera operating onboard the robotic Cassini spacecraft. Cutting horizontally across the image are the rings of Saturn, seen nearly edge on. At the lower right of Titan is Enceladus, a small moon of Saturn. Since the image was taken pointing nearly at the Sun, the surfaces of T... Show more...
 
APOD: 2019 May 1 - The Cats Eye Nebula in Optical and Xray




To some it looks like a cat's eye. To others, perhaps like a giant cosmic conch shell. It is actually one of brightest and most highly detailed planetary nebula known, composed of gas expelled in the brief yet glorious phase near the end of life of a Sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the outer circular concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. The formation of the beautiful, complex-yet-symmetric inner structures, however, is not well understood. The featured image is a composite of a digitally sharpened Hubble Space Telescope image with X-ray light captured by the orbiting Chandra Observatory. The exq... Show more...
 
Random image from the archives

APOD: 2014 March 7 - A View from the Zone




Brilliant Venus and the central Milky Way rise in the early morning hours of March 1 in this sea and skyscape. The scene looks out from a beach at Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA, planet Earth. Of course, Earth orbits well within the solar system's habitable zone, that Goldilocks region not too close and not too far from the Sun where surface temperatures can support liquid water. Similar in size to Earth, Venus lies just beyond the inner boundary of the habitable zone. The watery reflection of light from our inhospitable sister planet is seen along a calm, cold ocean and low cloud bank.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140307.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
APOD: 2019 April 29 - N11: Star Clouds of the LMC




Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). The featured image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win a Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 1763, the entire N11 emission nebula is second in LMC size only to the Tarantula Nebula. Compact globules of dark dust housing emerging young stars are also... Show more...
 

Serious warning ;)


"Attention! Pressing this button will lead to great fun."
Bild/Foto
#Motorrad #motorcycle #ktm #ktm690smcr #Fun #Picture
 
♲ Pandagraphe📸✏️ ():
Cette sirène adore s'amuser, danser, et chanter. Mais qui est-elle ?
~
Chers abonnés si vous savez dites le moi en commentaire ?!
~
Model : alonidis_cosplay
Place : studio Fokuza convention Tgs Montpellier
By pandagraphe" target="_blank">@pandagraphe fokuza" target="_blank">@fokuza

#ariel #disney #picture #photo #photographe #photography #dessinanimé #movie #animation #cartoon #princesse #fokuza #fedilabart #fedilart #mastodonart #fedivers #fediverse

pandagraphe/101991837051797006">
[l]
 
Image/photo

On this day in 1945, the original antifa supersoldiers declared the general insurrection against fascism in Italy. Happy Liberation Day!

Mussolini was captured that same evening, hiding in the back of a truck, trying to flee north disguised as a German grunt.

Three days later, Colonel Valerio (war name of Walter Audisio, communist organizer and partisan) arrived to carry out his death sentence. Mussolini was shot by Valerio personally, while the fascist leadership caught with him was executed by firing squad.

The bodies were then driven to Milan and set up in the same square, Piazzale Loreto, where months earlier the fascists had murdered and exposed the bodies of 15 Italians, some of them resistance fighters and some rounded up for numbers from the ranks of "criminals" like labour organizers.

A huge crowd gathered to defile the bodies, prompting the picket of partisans to string them up and out of reac
... Show more...
 
Image/photo
Printemps à Mons (Belgique) / Lente in Bergen (België) / Spring in Mons (Belgium) / Frühling in Mons (Belgien) /
Primavera a Mons (Belgio)


Image/photo Il y a un air de printemps à Mons ! Le petit singe pose avec des fleurs pour la photo …
Image/photo Er hangt in Bergen lente in de lucht ! Het aapje poseert met bloemen voor de foto ...
Image/photo Spring is in the air in Mons ! The little monkey is posing with flowers for the photo …
... Show more...
 
APOD: 2019 April 8 - AZURE Vapor Tracers over Norway




What's happening in the sky? The atmosphere over northern Norway appeared quite strange for about 30 minutes last Friday when colorful clouds, dots, and plumes suddenly appeared. The colors were actually created by the NASA-funded Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE) which dispersed gas tracers to probe winds in Earth's upper atmosphere. AZURE's tracers originated from two short-lived sounding rockets launched from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. The harmless gases, trimethylaluminum and a barium/strontium mixture, were released into the ionosphere at altitudes of 115 and 250 km. The vapor trails were observed dispersing from several ground stations.... Show more...
 
Random image from the archives

APOD: 2001 December 23 - Saturnian Aurora

Image/photo

the second largest planet in the Solar System, Saturn's Rings are one of the most spectacular sights for earthbound telescopes. This image from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope's STIS instrument, offers a striking view of another kind of ring around Saturn - pole encircling rings of ultraviolet aurora. Towering more than 1,000 miles above the cloud tops, these Saturnian auroral displays are analogous to Earth's. Energetic charged particles in the Solar Wind are funneled by the planet's magnetic field into polar regions where they interact with atmospheric gases. Following the ebb and flow of Saturn's aurora, researchers can remotely explore the planet's at... Show more...
 
Image/photo
Image/photo
Dieses Werk ist lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International Lizenz.

Blindschleiche


Nicht nur wir Menschen genießen die wärmenden Sonnenstrahlen 😊

#natur #echse #blindschleiche #wald #tier #nature #animal #forest #picture #mywork #own201903
 
APOD: 2019 March 24 - Zooming in on Star Cluster Terzan 5

Image/photo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/jtQOAtiJq3o

Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Over the eons, many globular clusters were destroyed by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ripe for more to form. The featured video shows what it might... Show more...
 

Tracing child abusers: Where was this picture taken? [video]


Europol is asking the public to help trace locations in photos linked to child sexual abuse.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19469681
Posted by cskau (karma: 2319)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 68 - 2019-03-23T09:02:23Z

\#HackerNews #abusers #child #picture #taken #this #tracing #video #was #where
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 114 - Loop: 378 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 62
 
Random image from the archives

APOD: 2006 April 24 - Star Clouds over Arizona




The clouds in the foreground are much different than the clouds in the background. In the foreground are a photogenic deck of Earth-based water clouds. The long exposure used to create the above photograph makes the light from the left, reflected from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, appear like a sunset. Far in the distance, however, are star clouds from the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy. Billions of stars like our Sun live there, circling our Galactic center every 200 million years. Contrast between the water clouds and the star clouds has been digitally enhanced. Between the two, visible on the upper right, is the planet Jupiter.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060424.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
Image/photo
Image/photo
Image/photo
Image/photo
yeah... I went for a walk to st Lenoards, with wasn't raining nor was it too windy but the clouds had started to set in during sunset.

the [formations] were not that interesting though... =\

I did initially go to [that area] again and was planning to try and catch [that scene] again... but I decided to give up...

but I'm working on an alternative! hopefully it wont take too long (\^u^*)
#dunedin #newZealand #photo #photograph #photography #picture #image #sea #ocean #water #waves #bay #harbor #harbour #wind #windy #afternoon #dusk #twilight #mountain #mountains #nature #colourful #beautiful #otago #panorama #mywork
 
APOD: 2019 March 23 - Four Towers and the Equinox Moon




The first Full Moon of northern spring rises behind four distant towers in this telescopic view. In an image captured from some 40 kilometers west of the city of Madrid, this moonrise also represents a near coincidence of the full lunar phase with lunar perigee and the March equinox. Close to the horizon, the Full Moon's strangely rippled and distorted shape has more to do with the long sight-line through a layered atmosphere, though. Tantalizing visible effects of the substantial atmospheric refraction include the appearance of a thin floating sliver just above the lunar disk. The remarkable optical mirage is related to the more commonly witnessed green flash of the setting Sun.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190323.html

\#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD
 
Random image from the archives

APOD: 2004 November 10 - Leo A: Nearby Dwarf Irregular Galaxy

Image/photo

Why isn't this small galaxy simple? The above image and contemporary observations of small nearby galaxy Leo A were supposed to show it has a simple structure. Now Leo A is known to be a dwarf irregular galaxy - one of the most common types of galaxies in the universe and a type that is likely a building block of more massive galaxy like our Milky Way Galaxy. In general, larger galaxies have recently been shown to continually eat, and be primarily composed of, many of the smaller satellite galaxies that have surrounded them. Leo A's surprising complexity indicates that that it, and possibly many small galaxies, have formation histories nearly as comple... Show more...
 
By Manuel Nöbauer



2019-03-09T11:30:42-05:00

I’ve been on holiday in Austria, Styria. In the evening iI went out of our house and saw a beautiful sunset shining on this wood, I quickly pulled out my phone and made this great picture!

Location: Austria

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/r2d3Aff2SWM
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #Ive #been #on #holiday #in #Austria #Styria #In #the #evening #iI #went #out #of #our #house #and #saw #a #beautiful #sunset #shining #on #this #wood #I #quickly #pulled #out #my #phone #and #made #this #great #picture #Austria
 
By Manuel Nöbauer



2019-03-09T11:30:42-05:00

I’ve been on holiday in Austria, Styria. In the evening iI went out of our house and saw a beautiful sunset shining on this wood, I quickly pulled out my phone and made this great picture!

Location: Austria

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/r2d3Aff2SWM
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #Ive #been #on #holiday #in #Austria #Styria #In #the #evening #iI #went #out #of #our #house #and #saw #a #beautiful #sunset #shining #on #this #wood #I #quickly #pulled #out #my #phone #and #made #this #great #picture #Austria
 
APOD: 2019 March 22 - A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies




Despite the cold, a chance to view the shimmering northern lights coaxed this skygazer onto the frozen surface of Lake Superior on the west coast of the Keweenaw Peninusla and offered this nocturnal crescendo as a reward. A northern late winter night sky also plays across the panoramic composition of images made between 10pm and 1am on the night of February 28/March 1. At left, a faint band of Zodiacal light rises sharply from the horizon crossing Mars and the Pleides star cluster. Both the distant galaxy M31 and our own Milky Way shine above the greenish auroral arc. Navigational north pole star Polaris is centered above and accompanied on the right by the northern ni... Show more...
 
Random image from the archives

APOD: 2016 September 27 - Jupiter's Europa from Spacecraft Galileo




What mysteries might be solved by peering into this crystal ball? In this case, the ball is actually a moon of Jupiter, the crystals are ice, and the moon is not only dirty but cracked beyond repair. Nevertheless, speculation is rampant that oceans exist under Europa's fractured ice-plains that could support life. This speculation was bolstered again this week by released images from the Hubble Space Telescope indicating that plumes of water vapor sometimes emanate from the ice-crusted moon -- plumes that might bring microscopic sea life to the surface. Europa, roughly the size of Earth's Moon, is pictured here in natural co... Show more...
 
Later posts Earlier posts