Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s photos of category 5 Supertyphoon Trami that was headed for Japan and Taiwan in late September, 2018. In Alexander’s own words, it was “As if somebody pulled the planet’s gigantic plug”.⠀ ⠀ (@astro_alex_esa)
The rock fortress of Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical
monuments of Sri Lanka. On its summit there are the ruins of an ancient
civilization. Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily and you’ll
have to climb a series of steep staircases attached to rocky walls to
reach the top. The locals call it the Eighth Wonder of the World and
they’re probably right.
|| A Month of Prayer, Reflection, and Community ||
From April 24 to May 23, muslims everywhere will fast each day along with the sighting of the crescent moon.
Ramadhan is a month to exercise not just patience and self-control, but also charitable deeds within a complete lunar cycle. As the crescent rose, becomes a full moon, and wanes once again, adherents of the faith will learn gratefulness for what they have and compassion for those with less.
This is a month of charity and care towards others, and self-love towards yourself as you reflect on what to improve.
For non-muslims, here are a few ways to show your allyship during this month:
🌙 Refrain from discussing or posting pictures of food and drinks, and tag them accordingly if you do
🌙 Keep NSFW content properly tagged
🌙 Check on your muslim friend to see how they’re doing, especially nowadays when groceries are scarce. Make sure they have the means to open and break their fast.
🌙 Practice the month’s message of patience and compassion, for you and the people around you
🌙 Have love and respect towards our beliefs
//Muslims, feel free to add. Non-muslims are encouraged to reblog.//