APOD: Solar Eclipse Solargraph (2017 Sep 22)
Image Credit & Copyright: Chuck Bueter (Nightwise.org)
Explanation: Today is the September equinox. Heading south, the Sun's path through the sky will cross the celestial equator at 20:02 UT. Of course the equinox date results in (mostly) equal night and day all over planet Earth. But on August 21 the Sun's path through the sky found a little extra-night for some. Made with a drink can pinhole camera and light-sensitive paper, this creative solargraph follows the Sun's path on that date. An all-day exposure, it traces the Sun's arc still rising high in northern skies, aligned with a panoramic snapshot of the local landscape at the bottom. The gap in the arc represents the duration of the partial and total phases of the solar eclipse in clear skies over Lowman, Idaho, USA. There, the extra-night (totality) lasted for about 2 minutes. The broad gap in the Sun's arc also covers the loss of sunlight during the more extended partial eclipse phases.
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I already miss these views - the open skies and waters filled with baby blues and mossy greens, with the autumn reds yellows and oranges peppering our paths as we hiked our way up... scenic views of the charming towns below... ahhh ⛰🍃 Can I just go live there?? In the online world I am noticing something strange with IG. I really wish I could just view those who I follow in a nice timeline, but lately I am getting posts at random from people... 3 minutes ago, 5 days ago, 16 hours ago, etc. I took to searching via popular hashtags and saw more recent posts from people that I follow which hadn't appeared at all in my feed 🤔 On the plus side of hashtag browsing, I found some new lovelies to follow! 💖 Can anyone tell me what's up with instagram though?? #norway#lofoten#hooping
Weather is awesome and it's a even better day because I've finally learnt how to cycle. Okay, I may not be able to cycle very well but hey!!! I have finally overcome my fears over the years and can at least cycle in a straight line.
Big, big thanks to Andy who forced me to get onto the bicycle on Wednesday, guided me along, while Weilun and Shujun gave pointers. I failed miserably that day but Andy suggested me learning again on Saturday, ie, today.
Honestly, this is scarier than learning how to swim or rock-climb. I've fallen off a bike before and I've terrible balancing skills. The numerous abrasions, cuts and bruises these two days are all worth it.
Achievement unlocked. One more item checked off my bucket list！