hexagon suns

tagged by @eddie-guerrero to put my playlist on shuffle and post the first 10 songs that come up! ty friend!!! :) 

1. straight to video - mindless self indulgence 

2. tear us apart - inxs

3. makedamnsure - taking back sunday

4. turquoise hexagon sun - boards of canada 

5. i want it that way - backstreet boys

6. dreamlover - mariah carey

7. another day in paradise - phil collins

8. julie and candy - boards of canada

9. walking with a ghost - tegan and sara

10. earthquake - family force 5

Here is a photo of a stunning a sun-pillar reflecting light from a Sun setting over Östersund, Sweden.

Sun Pillars occur typically during sunrise or sunset; when sunlight is reflected off the surface of falling ice crystals associated with thin high-level clouds, like Cirrostratus clouds.

The crystals are hexagonal, plate-like crystals and as they fall they are forced into a horizontal orientation due to resistance from air.

The result is the reflection of this beautiful pillar of light.

-Jean

Image Credit: Göran Strand

Brace yourself, winter is coming….on Saturn.

Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere of Saturn and with this cold season has come a familiar blue hue that was previously discovered in the north. Scientists have learned that the changing blue hue marks winter on Saturn due to reduction of ultraviolet sunlight and the haze it produces, making the atmosphere clearer and increasing the opportunity for Rayleigh scattering (scattering by molecules and smaller particles) and methane absorption: both processes make the atmosphere blue.

(Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)