Wednesday, September 28, 2011

World Muse Wednesday FLY ABOVE IT AWHILE

World Muse
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Energetic aurora seen from the Space Station as it flew 225 miles over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011

Another view of the Auroras (the Northern/Southern Lights)
as seen from the International Space Station during September 2011


Fly Over Planet Earth

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station
as it orbits our planet at night.
This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.
Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, El Salvador, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon.
Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line),
a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy.

Thanks to
Deborah Byrd

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deanna7trees said...

such a beautiful perspective from outer space. it was reassuring to read that there was a comparable drought in texas in 1789. it gives me hope that we will come out of this.

jude said...

and neil young. young.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Dear Deanna--everything comes out of itself to become something else. What happened to the rain you had?

Dear jude--His voice stayed the same, just a slight change in timbre--I watched several versions of the song before choosing to time trip back to the seventies--to fly "Mother Nature's silver seed to a new home in the sun."

deanna7trees said...

ah, the rain. It lasted about 15 minutes and was really not enough to be meaningful, but I'm not complaining. However, the lightning that came along with it did start 2 new fires one of which is still ongoing in my county but not too close. With the good, comes the bad.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

For Deanna

by Ms.

Condition the wind that is not
Condition my blood, so it won't get too hot.
Condition these trees to thrive.
Condition the plants to survive.
Condition my dreams to waft cool.
Condition humanity not to be cruel.
Condition conditions to teach us,
and our fragile earth
the conditions by which things generate birth,
by which they develop, and how to bear
the conditions either foul or fair.

deanna7trees said...

wonderful. thank you for that. i do believe we are here to learn.