Karen Nyberg snapped this wonderful image of dusk over the Indian ocean with the Pleiades high overhead from the International Space Station. The thin green band of airglow marks where our protective atmosphere meets the cold empty deeps of space beyond….
Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the ESA photographed brightly glowing auroras from his vantage point aboard the ISS on March 27, 2017. Pesquet wrote, “The view at night recently has been simply magnificent: few clouds, intense auroras. I can’t look away from the windows.”
The Project Apollo Archive uploaded more than 14,000 high-resolution images the astronauts took during NASA’s Apollo
Missions of the 1960s and 70s. The collection includes every
never-seen-before photo shot with the Hasselblad
cameras on the lunar surface, from Earth and
lunar orbit, as well as during the journey between the two. All the
photos are unprocessed versions of the original scans.
Image courtesy: NASA/JSC
Since it’s still summer where I live and I just got back from a beach where this phenomenon is an ever present danger (depending on Oceanos’s mood of the day) a quick line on rips seemed appropriate. They can sweep you out to sea unawares, and if one panics and tries to swim against it rather than parallel to the beach to get out of it, one could end up in serious, even fatal trouble. These narrow currents flow out from the surf zone of sandy beaches, scouring the sea bed to make deeper calm looking hollows where they occur.
From this image it is easy to see how we got the name “The Emerald Isle”- with most of the country covered in green vegetation, primarily grassland. If you are familiar with the Irish climate, you may be in awe at this image captured by NASA’s Terra Satellite. Yes, there is apparently nothing NASA cannot do; including getting a photo of Ireland without any cloud cover!! Given Ireland’s temperate climate and the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland rarely is cloud free. In fact, the sky is entirely cloudy more than 50% of the time, according to the Irish meteorological office- 99% of the time according to most Irish people.
It Came from Outer Space (1953) Invaders from Mars (1953) The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Them! (1954) Tarantula! (1955) Forbidden Planet (1956) Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) The Black Scorpion (1957)