Amazing. I’m definitely going to have to go and see this:
I’ve regularly both said, ‘Your expectations define your reality’ and ‘If you believe you can’t and give up, you’re going to be right. Have you considered believing you can’t yet? ‘
This made me think of those: The future is unwritten…
I know many of you are fighting tho heat wave. Perhaps a visit to the beach is in order. It’s a nice 60° out here.
Great show: Sense8 on Netflix. Good music, better story.
Another song from Doom Patrol that was quite excellent: Dorthy singing Pure Imagination for Danny the Street.
Caught Doom Patrol on HBO MAX. Quite good. About halfway into the season they have an incredible song and dance routine:
How to watch this week’s rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse
Thursday morning, June 10, makes the new moon, which will eclipse the sun at 6:53 a.m. ET. To see it, look to the east.
On June 10, skywatchers all over the world will be able to view the eclipse.
What is an annular solar eclipse?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking the sun’s light. During an annular solar eclipse, the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes, leaving a glowing ring of sunlight visible.
An annular eclipse can only occur under specific conditions, NASA says. The moon must be in its first lunar phase, and it must also be farther away from Earth in its elliptical orbit, appearing smaller in the sky than it usually would.
Because the moon appears smaller under these circumstances, it cannot fully block out the sun, forming what’s called a “ring of fire” or “ring of light.”
“As the pair rises higher in the sky, the silhouette of the Moon will gradually shift off the sun to the lower left, allowing more of the Sun to show until the eclipse ends,” NASA said.
How to watch the annular solar eclipse
The narrow path of the eclipse will be completely visible in parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean and Siberia. It will be partially visible for much of the rest of northeastern North America, Greenland, Northern Europe and northern Asia.
From the Washington, D.C. area, the moon will block about 80% of the left side of the sun as they rise together in the east-northeast at 5:42 a.m. The sun will appear as a crescent during this time, NASA says.
“From any one point along this annular solar eclipse path, the middle or annular or ‘ring of fire’ stage of the eclipse lasts a maximum of 3 minutes 51 seconds,” according to EarthSky.
The event will conclude around 6:29 a.m. ET.
This is just one of two solar eclipses in 2021. A total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4.
And don’t worry if you miss it — you can just catch up with a livestream instead.
NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.”
It’s a composite of 370 observations over the past two decades by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, depicting billions of stars and countless black holes in the center, or heart, of the Milky Way. A radio telescope in South Africa also contributed to the image, for contrast.
Astronomer Daniel Wang of the University of Massachusetts Amherst said Friday he spent a year working on this while stuck at home during the pandemic.
‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse will be visible in North America on June 10
- The full eclipse will last for roughly an hour and 40 minutes. No part of the U.S. will see the full eclipse.
- The most ideally situated metropolitan areas to view the partial eclipse at sunrise are Toronto, Philadelphia and New York.
- Solar eclipse glasses must be worn at all times during an annular or partial solar eclipse to avoid the threat of blindness.
The moon blocked out the sun for part of the Earth on Dec. 14, plunging southern Argentina and Chile into darkness.
Just two weeks after a lunar eclipse, skywatchers are in for another treat in June: A “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse will be visible in parts of North America on June 10.
The path of the eclipse starts at sunrise in Ontario, Canada (on the north side of Lake Superior), then circles across the northern reaches of the globe, EarthSky’s Bruce McClure said. “Midway along the path, the greatest eclipse occurs at local noon in northern Greenland and then swings by the Earth’s North Pole, and finally ends at sunset over northeastern Siberia,” he said.
The full eclipse will last for roughly an hour and 40 minutes. No part of the U.S. will see the full eclipse.
While the U.S. will miss out on the “ring of fire” part of the eclipse, folks who live along the East Coast and in the Upper Midwest will get a chance to see a partial solar eclipse just after sunrise.
In a once in a lifetime event, the night sky on Wednesday will be both the brightest and darkest ever seen.
This week’s full moon will be the second supermoon of the season, appearing brighter and larger than usual. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the “Flower Blood Moon” will be roughly 222,000 miles away from the Earth early Wednesday morning.
May’s full moon is known as the “Flower Moon,” and because a total lunar eclipse — also known as a “blood moon” as it gives the moon a reddish hue — is also set to happen at the same time, it’s being called the “Super Flower Blood Moon.”https://d-15986500134082916044.ampproject.net/2105072136000/frame.html
The moon will be at its brightest and largest at 4:14 a.m. PT, according to astronomers.
With the moon this close to the planet, stargazers in certain parts of the world will get to see an impressive sight.
People who live in western North America, western South America, eastern Asia, and Oceania, will have the best view of the “Flower Blood Moon,” according to astronomers.
“In the U.S., those who are located east of the Mississippi will experience a partial lunar eclipse before the moon sets below the horizon, and those along the East Coast won’t see much of anything, unfortunately,” the Farmer’s Almanac said.
This will mark the first lunar eclipse of the decade. The last one was recorded on Jan. 21, 2019.
A partial lunar eclipse is also scheduled for Nov. 19, according to astronomers.