The Rare “Zodiacal Light”
Photographer Justin Ng captures a rare sight in a gorgeous time-lapse video taken over the volcanoes surrounding Mt. Bromo. Here’s the full video:
As the Milky Way comes into view, a diffuse, glowing triangle becomes apparent even though the sun is far below the horizon. In the photo below, by Ng, you’ll notice that the glowing triangle contains the planets Venus, Saturn, and Mercury:
This is sunlight, reflected from below the horizon, bouncing off of faint dust that lingers in our solar system’s planetary disk, the zodiacal plane itself. This so-called “zodiacal light" is the result of leftover debris from the formation of the planets, light so faint that even moonlight will obscure it.
This is what’s left from the birth of our home and its neighbors, glowing in the springtime night. Wow.
The gif makes this so much better because I never have been terribly impressed by pictures of zodiacal light (and I’ve certainly never seen it in person).
2:00 pm • 16 February 2014 • 5,243 notes
If Wes Anderson directed Man of Steel, the opening credits would have been nothing but characters looking into the camera like this…
Man of Steel
7:30 pm • 15 February 2014 • 55 notes
I’m telling a new story tonight in Brooklyn. Come by and get warm with us!
How Much Longer Till We’re Home: An Evening of Storytelling
February 13 @ 7:30 - 9:00
Black Artstory Month brings together Storytellers at Splitty!
Whether by boat, foot, or if you’re lucky – Jet Blue – everyone has a story of traveling across America. Sometimes we have migrated across coasts, but other journeys have been more local – many of us have traveled to cities or boroughs or even cross streets where we can feel more at home. “How Much Longer Till We’re Home” will bring together incredible storytellers with separate stories about finding “place” in a country with just so many places.
Featured Storytellers: Heather Dockray, Jackson McKeehan, Daniel Guzmán, Lindsay Harris, and Aletheia Higgins.
Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
7:30 - 9:00
415 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
2:26 pm • 13 February 2014
A policeman judges a lovely ankle competition at Hounslow, London. 1926
2:00 pm • 13 February 2014 • 100 notes
Daniel Arsham, Malleable (2013).
At Galerie Perrotin, part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.
2:00 pm • 11 February 2014 • 178 notes