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Watch the full moon set over Los Angeles earlier this week - check out how the color changes on the moon as it reaches the horizon and the path of the light through the atmosphere gets longer.

Partly within the Los Angeles city limits, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California is home to a small population of mountain lions. National Park Service researchers have monitored more than 50 mountain lions in the park since 2002. Roaming freely, these big cats face unique challenges living so closely to urban areas. Photo by National Park Service.

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“Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much … the wheel, New York, wars and so on … while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man … for precisely the same reason.” by Laura Storm

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The combination of cloud position and sun position meant that California got an incredible sunset view on Tuesday night. Here’s a view over the Channel Islands - make sure you get to the last few seconds when the whole sky changes color.