Mesmerizing #Slovakia mountain peak Osnica at sunrise.
#Nature #Mountains #Travelphotography
Mesmerizing #Slovakia mountain peak Osnica at sunrise.
#Nature #Mountains #Travelphotography
The amazing Library of Trinity College Dublin in #Ireland is the permanent home to the Brian Boru harp which is a national symbol of Ireland, a copy of 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, & the Book of Kells. Established in 1592, it houses some of the oldest books. #History
The bridge "ponte romano" also called "Ponte dei salti" (jump bridge) crosses the Verzasca river in Lavertezzo, #Switzerland, and is a typical #medieval construction made of stone. It still draws hundreds of visitors daily. #Nature #Roman #TravelTuesday
Bruges cityscape with canals in #Belgium #Architecture #Travel #Europe
Viva La #federation
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Lichtenstein Castle is located on an escarpment that marks the northwestern edge of Swabian Jura. It is in the Reutlingen district and has an altitude of 817 metres (2,680 feet) and about 250 metres (820 feet) above the Echaz river, a small tributary of the Neckar river, #Germany
Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon June 18, 2019
Did you see the full moon last night? If not, tonight's nearly full moon should be almost as good. Because full moons are opposite the Sun, they are visible in the sky when the Sun is not -- which should be nearly all night long tonight, clouds permitting.
One nickname for June's full moon is the Strawberry Moon, named for when wild strawberries start to ripen in parts of Earth's northern hemisphere. Different cultures around the globe give this full moon different names, though, including Honey Moon and Rose Moon.
In the foreground of this featured image, taken yesterday in Cape Sounion, Greece, is the 2,400 year-old Temple of Poseidon. Next month will the 50th anniversary of the time humans first landed on the Moon.
Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent June 17, 2019
To see the feathered serpent descend the Mayan pyramid requires exquisite timing. You must visit El Castillo -- in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula -- near an equinox. Then, during the late afternoon if the sky is clear, the pyramid's own shadows create triangles that merge into the famous illusion of the slithering viper.
Also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, the impressive step-pyramid stands 30 meters tall and 55 meters wide at the base. Built up as a series of square terraces by the pre-Columbian civilization between the 9th and 12th century, the structure can be used as a calendar and is noted for astronomical alignments.
To see the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy descend overhead the Mayan pyramid, however, requires less exquisite timing. Even the ancient Mayans might have been impressed, though, to know that the exact positions of the Milky Way, Saturn (left) and Jupiter (right) in the featured image give it a time stamp more specific than equinox -- in fact 2019 April 7 at 5 am.
Windmills on Saaremaa Island in #Estonia
NGC 4676: The Mighty Mice June 14, 2019
These two mighty galaxies are pulling each other apart. Known as The Mice because they have such long tails, each large spiral galaxy has actually passed through the other. Their long tails are drawn out by strong gravitational tides rather than collisions of their individual stars.
Because the distances are so large, the cosmic interaction takes place in slow motion -- over hundreds of millions of years. They will probably collide again and again over the next billion years until they coalesce to form a single galaxy.
NGC 4676 lies about 300 million light-years away toward the constellation of Bernice's Hair (Coma Berenices) and are likely members of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies. Not often imaged in small telescopes, this wide field of view catches the faint tidal tails several hundred thousand light-years long.
Two sacred Buddhist Temples on top of Mount Fanjing in #China (Photo: VCG)
h/t to "@ 41Strange"
Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy June 6, 2019
A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across. That's about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core in this sharp telescopic portrait. Its sweeping blue spiral arms are streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions.
A dominant member of a known galaxy group, M63 has faint, extended features that are likely star streams from tidally disrupted satellite galaxies. M63 shines across the electromagnetic spectrum and is thought to have undergone bursts of intense star formation.
The Interstellar Clouds of Orion June 5, 2019
The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, a new long exposure image was taken over several clear nights in January, February and March.
After 23 hours of camera time and untold hours of image processing, the featured collage in the light of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur was produced spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon. Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red orange arc just to the right of the image center.
The Rosette Nebula is not the giant orange nebula just to the left of the image center -- that is larger but lesser known nebula known as the Meissa Ring. The Rosette Nebula is visible, though: it is the bright orange, blue and white nebula near the image bottom.
The bright orange star just left of the frame center is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the upper right is Rigel. About those famous three stars that cross the belt of Orion the Hunter -- in this busy frame they can be hard to locate, but a discerning eye will find them just to the right of the image center.
Happy Wednesday, Y'all. ? Montenegro countryside.
The Bastei Bridge (built in 1851), Saxon Switzerland National Park, #Germany -- Bastei is a rock formation towering 194m above Elbe River.
Planet of the Tajinastes May 25, 2019
What bizarre planet are these alien creatures from? It's only planet Earth, of course. The planet's home galaxy the Milky Way stretches across a dark sky in the panoramic, fisheye all-sky projection composed with a wide lens.
But the imposing forms gazing skyward probably look strange to many denizens of Earth. Found on the Canary Island of Tenerife in the Teide National Park, they are red tajinastes, flowering plants that grow to a height of up to 3 meters.
Among the rocks of the volcanic terrain, tajinastes bloom in spring and early summer and then die after a week or so as their seeds mature. A species known as Echium wildpretii, the terrestrial life forms were individually lit by flashlight during the wide-angle exposures.
Locals playing their instruments with the Matterhorn in the background in Zermatt, #Switzerland
#Colorado has been all over the place with the weather this May. Crested Butte - Coontang_ - #travel #photography
h/t to "@ amazinglybeaut"
Planets of the Solar System: Tilts and Spins May 20, 2019
How does your favorite planet spin? Does it spin rapidly around a nearly vertical axis, or horizontally, or backwards? The featured video animates NASA images of all eight planets in our Solar System to show them spinning side-by-side for an easy comparison.
In the time-lapse video, a day on Earth -- one Earth rotation -- takes just a few seconds. Jupiter rotates the fastest, while Venus spins not only the slowest (can you see it?), but backwards. The inner rocky planets, across the top, most certainly underwent dramatic spin-altering collisions during the early days of the Solar System.
The reasons why planets spin and tilt as they do remains a topic of research with much insight gained from modern computer modeling and the recent discovery and analysis of hundreds of exoplanets: planets orbiting other stars.
Oia village in Santorini, #Greece
Mayon Volcano, Philippines.
Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano May 12, 2019
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.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine in #Poland has produced table salt since the 13th century.
The Long Room in the Trinity College library in #Ireland
Snowshill is a small Cotswolds village in Gloucestershire, #England & is the location where an important Bronze Age hoard was found in 1881.
Good Morning folks.
Sun through Rampart at Tollymore forest.
Dunkeld Cathedral stands on the north bank of the River Tay in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, #Scotland. Built in square-stone style of predominantly grey sandstone, the cathedral proper was begun in 1260 and completed in 1501.
A windmill and cultivated flowers near Haarlem, the #Netherlands ?
Mount Anne...Tasmania, Australia
Good Morning people, Have a blessed day
Misurina Lake, Veneto, Italy
Giants amongst us...
#muratgungut I’d post this photo just to post this photographers awesome name. Photos not so bad either.
Blackcraig Bridgehouse is an unusual hideaway in part of a castle-like bridge that straddles the River Ardle, just 7 miles from Blairgowrie in Perthshire
#Scotland #BritFam #architecture
source" @ malemalefica"
Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana.
Church in St. Etienne, France.
12-13th century timber framed house in Dinan, Brittany, France.
The throne room of the Neuschwanstein Castle in #Germany
Duart Castle or Caisteal Dhubhairt in Scottish Gaelic is a castle on Isle of Mull, off the west coast of #Scotland - dating to 13th century
From the Northern to the Southern Cross January 27, 2019
There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road is the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy; the place, in this case, is dark Laguna Cejar in Salar de Atacama of Northern Chile; and the time was in early October, just after sunset.
Reims Cathedral, France. ?? ✝️
#Chicago #Illinois #GabRail #CTA #snow
Total Lunar Eclipse at Moonset January 19, 2019
The Moon slid through Earth's shadow on January 31, 2018 in a total lunar eclipse. In this time-lapse sequence from Portal, Arizona, the partial eclipse starts with the Moon high in the western sky. The eclipse total phase lasted about 76 minutes, and ended after the dark, reddened Moon set below the horizon.
The little church of Ranui, located inside the medieval farmstead of Ranui, Funes Valley, Alto Adige (north Italy). It is a baroque church built in 1744.
Glenorchy, New Zealand
Mont Aiguille, #France
seen at: http://yarr.me/e/1286
Burg Eltz Castle Germany
A Laser Strike at the Galactic Center January 6, 2019
Why are these people shooting a powerful laser into the center of our Galaxy? Fortunately, this is not meant to be the first step in a Galactic war. Rather, astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile are trying to measure the distortions of Earth's ever changing atmosphere.
The position and the changing phases of the Moon above the peaks of the Cridola Group, in the Italian Alps, during a lunar month, called synodic month [by Giorgia Hofer]
There's a bigger version of this photo at the link: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php
#Italy #moon #astronomy #space
Palacio do espelhos
Hello Saturday. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Libraries are a thing of beauty! ? Baroque Library - Prague, Czech Republic
Merry Christmas Everyone
Shortest daylight of the year today.
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