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What’s Up for February?

What’s Up for February? Look to the night sky for a brighter Venus, Comet 45P, asteroid Vesta and more. 

Tonight, you can see Venus along with a crescent moon, Mars and Uranus just after sunset. No binoculars needed! 

While there are no meteor showers this month, behold the zodiacal light!

This phenomenon is caused when sunlight reflects off dust particles in the plane of our solar system. Use Venus and Mars as a cone-shaped guide on the western horizon in late February and March.

Comet 45P will be visible using binoculars and telescope and will make its closest approach to Earth on February 11.

Finally, bright asteroid Vesta can be found in the constellation Pisces.

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The Min Min lights are one of Australia’s most mysterious phenomenons. The bizarre glowing orbs are said to follow travellers, even up to long distances. One of the first reported sightings of these unexplainable orbs was in 1981 after the local Min Min Hotel went up in flames. There has since been thousands of reported sightings. People say that the orbs are oval and float along around 1 meter above the ground. The cause of these lights remain a complete mystery.

Possibly the strangest thing about crop circles (other than their mysterious appearance and complex geometry) is the light/orb phenomenons associated with the designs. Many witnesses have reported seeing amber/white light orbs appearing in or around the crop designs, in photos and in person.

These orbs of light are more akin to something that appears to be made of energy, rather than a physical craft. They have been filmed flying around the designs; in one instance, even being chased by Military of Defence helicopters in the UK. They are called UFOs only because of their nature - they are unidentified and flying - but many crop circle researchers don’t associate them with the physical craft phenomena of UFOs that is so widely known.

Odd energies have been felt in and around crop circles with the addition of strange buzzing sounds that have been recorded by researchers and the BBC. During a BBC interview, cameras and equipment were damaged by the high energy environment around the design, along with catching the strange buzzing on their audio. The hair of crop circle researcher Pat Delgado stood on end while inside the design as if he was being blasted with some kind of static energy.

It seems that the phenomena of crop circles is highly charged with some sort of electromagnetic energy that can be felt, seen, and heard. Contrary to popular belief, the designs do not appear to have been made directly by UFOs, which is corroborated by witnesses. Few people have been lucky enough to see crop circles forming and all witnesses state that the designs formed out of nothing, or with an occasional mist present. The crop begins to move and swirl and go down without any observable force. It is only after a design is made that the orbs of light have shown up around them.

Whether the nature of the orbs or the energy is truly extraterrestrial is unknown, but witnesses to the orbs of light say they seem to be under intelligent control. Clearly these complex geometric designs show signs of some unknown intelligence that may be trying to convey a message.

Source: Ultimate Crop Circles: Signs from Space?

Julia Set with orbs edited by me

My post on the formation of the Julia Set

Green-eyed characters

(Yana Toboso blog post tranlsation October 19, 2014)

English translation:

Now that I noticed, don’t you think there are too many green-eyed characters in Kuroshitsuji…?

Since Ciel has blue eyes, I [unconsciously] avoided using that colour for other characters, and the only eye colour that came to mind - apart from blue - was green, which is yet another typical European trait. So when I finally noticed [this tendency], there were already so many green-eyed characters!

Finnian -> Since Bard is a typical American with blond hair and blue eyes, I tried to avoid making these two look the same.
Lizzy -> She’s a British by the name of Elizabeth, so her eyes had to be green!
Edward -> He’s Lizzy’s blood relative.
Grell -> I wanted to choose a colour that looks supernatural, aside from red. I chose the phosphorescence colour (yellowish green) since it is said that ‘Onibi’, [*a mysterious light phenomenon] which is born from corpses, is in fact the phosphorus.
Will -> He and Grell are of the same nature.
Ronald -> See above.
Greenhill -> I had no choice but to choose green because of his name.
Sullivan -> I had no choice but to choose green because she’s the green witch.

I guess I shoud choose another colour next time.

♡Proofread by minacchin

*In Japanese folklore, ‘Onibi’ (鬼火) are mysterious lights that are born from the corpses of human beings and animals. Nowadays, many people believe that the truth behind the ‘Onibi’ is the illumination of the phosphorus from decaying corpses.

When it’s not paranormal: Lens Flare

Lens flare refers to a phenomenon wherein light is scattered or flared in a lens system, often in response to a bright light, producing an undesirable effect on the image. This happens through unintentional image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material imperfections in the lens.

Picture of lens flare before and after the crop. The second picture makes it look like it’s paranormal.


Light Pillars over Alaska : What’s happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a nearby phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground. During freezing temperatures, however, flat fluttering ice crystals may form near the ground in a form of light snow, sometimes known as a crystal fog. These ice crystals may then reflect ground lights in columns not unlike a Sun-pillar. The featured image was taken in Fort Wainwright near Fairbanks in central Alaska. via NASA