As I said, light was good, and dark was bad. The Sun, of course, was the light of the world, and they understood that. The ancients were not stupid. They saw that the Sun was not God. They never believed that the Sun was God, but they believed that it was the reproduction of God, it was the offspring of God, it was the closest symbol that they could grasp to represent deity in heaven. So they figured that since your son looks a lot like you, well maybe God looks a lot like the Sun, or that the Sun looks a lot like the Father.
Thus, it was assumed that God’s Sun was but a visible representative of the unseen Creator in heaven. So it was said, ‘when you have seen the Son, you have seen the Father.’ Said another way is ‘The Father is glorified in His Son’ … The ancient peoples reasoned that no one on Earth could ever lay claim of ownership to the Sun. Such a magnificent heavenly body must belong to the unseen Creator of the universe. It became, figuratively speaking, not man’s but God’s Sun.
It was only a short hop and skip to the understanding that God’s Sun was ‘The Light of the World’ … Logically even if man himself dies, as long as the Sun comes up each day, life on Earth will continue forever. Therefore, it was said in the ancient texts that everlasting life was ‘the gift’ that the Father gives through his Sun. #JordanMaxwell#iamorrin#orrinsreligion#greatamericansolareclipse#king_dawayne4515
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Me and Rodney discuss the Hurricanes hitting the country, and rather or not the #GreatAmericanSolarEclipse , God, or #Trump had anything to do with them(probably not). We introduce our new segment "good cop, bad cop"
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Forgot to post this! I had taken this photo of the total solar eclipse on Aug 21, as seen from Portland, TN (north of Nashville). Took this with my old DSLR, a Canon XT. To be honest, it didn't really look like this in person. It was more of a thin ring of white around the moon. The camera makes the sun look more flared out than it really was. Was amazing to witness. We're already talking about going to see the one in 2024 - maybe in Vermont. We like Vermont. ☀️ 🌙 #solareclipse#solareclipse2017#greatamericaneclipse2017#greatamericansolareclipse
At least 13 toxic waste sites, all contaminated with petrochemicals, acid compounds, solvents and pesticides, experienced flooding as a result of #HurricaneHarvey , according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The number of affected sites was tallied by the EPA, which assessed 41 superfund sites using aerial images.
Last week three trailers, each of which houses a half-ton of highly flammable materials, exploded at the flooded Arkema plant in Texas due to the of degrading chemicals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Authorities say it will take 10 to 15 days, by which time floodwaters are expected to recede, to determine the full impact of the damaged sites.
According to a 2014 worst-case-scenario plan – submitted to the EPA in the event of explosion at Arkema – up to 1.1 million people over 23 sq miles (59.5 sq km) could be affected, AP reported.
The six remaining trailers at Arkema were purposely ignited on Sunday so crews could stop waiting for the inevitable and start working on assessing the damage. “The measure taken did not pose any additional risk to the community,” according to the fire marshal office, however a 1.5 mile evacuation radius around the site remains in place.
A Superfund site is land that is contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because of the risk it poses to human health or the environment.
It's been a busy summer at Access #Oregon : fire safety training, #volunteering at a food bank, #TeamBuilding at @topgolf and finally witnessing the Great American Solar Eclipse. We made some pretty awesome #memories !
It has been a little over a week since the #solareclipse , but I have finally finished a #timelapse of the spectacle. After putting together over 1,000 images and setting over 2,000 keyframes, I have a short clip of the event that isn't the best but definitely taught me what I need to do when the next eclipse rolls around. Surprisingly tracking a hot plasma ball moving across the sky that goes through a myriad of exposures is quite difficult.
Shoutout to my travel partners @monell @tbharv
Grand Teton Eclipse (restored)
Though it almost feels like some force out there wants me to give it up, I’m not going down without a fight on this photo. Despite my blurry setbacks on my eclipse shot over Grand Teton, I somehow did have a few focused shots early on in the partial phases. I also had some blurry telephoto images of totality (yeah two cameras went out of focus) that looked fine when shrunk down. And I had a perfectly sharp image of my Grand Teton foreground. I had the pieces but not the complete picture.
So last night I decided to sit down and put this shot back together the hard way. But before I could start, my hard drive I saved everything onto while traveling failed… Like I said, something out there wants me to not make this photo happen. After several attempts, I discovered my hard drive was overheating, so I put it on some ice and it actually started to function!
I recovered my photos and got to work. I restored all the partial phases by overlaying the sharp sun photo on the blurry crescents and matching everything up. Then I shrunk down the blurry zoomed in photo to match the right size of the totality shot. I took all that and placed it into the foreground shot and matched the coloring and lighting as best as I could to how it looked during totality. Everything is as accurate to the way this shot was supposed to look and all the suns are spaced and positioned as they should be. This photo is definitely photoshopped, but all the pictures are mine and everything is how it was always meant to look and how we saw it from Cascade Canyon.
That’s my eclipse shot and it’s as good as it’s going to get. Ancient myths and legends of solar eclipses spoke of curses and punishments. Part of me thinks that is true after this ordeal, but like most curses, it should lift in seven years (e.g. breaking a mirror) and I will be ready for the next eclipse in 2024.
One week ago today we were all staring at the sun as the moon passed in front and made a glowing halo in the sky. Those 30 seconds of totality are something I'll never forget. 🌑(Plus, we got lucky enough to miss all the traffic 👍)
The eclipse was truly amazing! When it got dark it was as if a switch was flipped- the sky darkened but the whole horizon around us was glowing, crickets started chirping, & coyotes started howling. Then as suddenly as it started, it all stopped.
Back from vacay! Had the amazing pleasure of seeing the total eclipse from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean while listening to Bonnie Tyler and DNCE as the eclipse began. Here's a clip from the concert from the back of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas! Will post pics of the eclipse soon. (Oh, and arm in front of me on the left belongs to Mo5aic's Josh Huslig 😂)