Mountains of Jasper, Alberta, Canada by Greg McLemore
happy friday people. i made a friend this week.
#photooftheday: dawn this morning
mammatus clouds, named for their resemblance to the mammary gland, form when air laden with big water droplets is carried to the top of a thunderstorm cloud whose altitude is cold enough to freeze the water droplets. the resulting crystals sink back down towards earth, collecting at the base of the cloud before they have time to evaporate. mammatus clouds are usually only stable for a few minutes.
Hiking up Cascade Canyon in Teton National Park
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (via observando)
(NASA) Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon’s position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse. Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomerAristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses - though probably without the benefit of digital clocks and cameras. Still, using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon’s distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration. This modern eclipse sequence also tracks the successive positions of Mars, above and right of the Moon, bright star Spica next to the reddened lunar disk, and Saturn to the left and below.
Lancelot’s haircut was interrupted by a downpour so now he’s Lancelion, the Glorious.
'Surreal World', 2013.
Reuben Wu is a photographer and musician born in Liverpool, England. In his visual work he is primarily interested in hidden places which he has a subconscious connection with. Usually he travels where there is a sign of humanity in the landscape, for example a trace of history or a forgotten story.But his ‘Ultima Esperanza’ series is slightly different from that. It shows a popular hiker’s destination in which still was a presence of human intervention. ‘I was particularly engaged with my hike over Grey Glacier where stepping off the land onto a perilous sea of ice was an especially disorientating experience.’ His pictures of his tour seem striking and surreal, almost like shots from another world.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) dir. Wes Anderson