A human being is a part of the whole called by us "universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
- Albert Einstein 💕✨⭐️🦋🌏🌸⚡️🌈 #nature#universe#compassion#energy#awakened#time#space#perspective#perception
This is what being 2 miles off the exact center line of the eclipse looks like. Totality is just mystical. I took this at 2:43 in the afternoon and had to use flash. 500 years ago I would have decided the world was ending and start sacrificing virgins. #charlotte#eclipse#science#space#moon#sun
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Total(lit)y awesome! This beautiful image depicts a total solar eclipse that was seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. The eclipse revealed the Sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona, which is otherwise too dim to see next to the bright Sun. Sweeping across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States, the total solar eclipse gave scientists a unique opportunity to study the Sun. Swipe to see other stages of the total solar eclipse!
The Bailey’s Beads effect is visible in image two, as the Moon makes its final move over the Sun. Bailey’s Beads occur when the rugged lunar geography allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places but not others.
Image three depicts the Diamond Ring effect, which is created when rays of sunlight shine through edge-on lunar valleys creating the fleeting appearance of a single glistening diamond set in a bright ring around the Moon's silhouette.
Because Earth’s surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land for only a short time, if at all. This year’s eclipse was different – its path stretched over land for nearly 90 minutes, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to make scientific mesurements from the ground.
Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
| Y A N G | ⚪ Solar Eclipse 🌎🌚🌞 This event occurs when the earth is directly behind the moon, in alignment with the sun (at times of a syzygy). It only happens at a new moon, when the Sun and Moon are seen in conjunction from Earth.
Image credit: National Eclipse
| Y I N | ⚫ Lunar Eclipse or the "Blood Moon" 🌚🌎🌞
This event occurs when the moon is directly behind the earth, in alignment with the sun (at times of a syzygy). It only occurs during a full moon.
Image credit: Adobe Stock
What an amazing group of people to view the partial eclipse with! Saw some pretty amazing things that day: people laughing, learning, sharing. The true power of space in bringing all of us together. #space#eclipse#astronomer#telescope#vancouver