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Bare with me for a moment…. but if Kunta was my man id go through 10 childbirths for him shiittt he’s too damn sexy to only have ONE child with 😂😂😂 and I’m not surprised Matilda had 7 kids with George either shiiiitt I aint mad at her😭😭

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

The Autumnal Equinox will begin at 4:21 am (Eastern Standard Time) on September 23, 2015.  The word equinox comes from Medieval Latin equinoxium meaning equality of night (and day) from the Latin word aequinoctium meaning the equinoxes from aequus meaning equal and nox (genetive singular form noctis) meaning night. Many European languages that share common Proto-Indo European roots share this form-the word to express the equality of night and day but only refers to night. A few (the Russian равноденствие for example) express it as equal-day.

The image shows the cause for the Equinox-the Earth is tilted in space, relative to its spin, so that as it travels around the sun, the angle of the sun changes ever so slightly every single day, with two days (autumnal and vernal equinoxes) that have the same amount of day as night.  There is also a point in the Earth’s orbit of the Sun at which there is a maximum amount of either daylight or night-time, and these are known as the Solstices.  Check back in December for that post!

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The Equinox on Earth and Saturn. Yes, Saturn!

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are you slept through the vernal equinox, which occurred early this morning at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time.  But did you know that Earth is not the only planet to enjoy equinoxes and solstices?  

This morning, the earth marked the point in its journey around the sun at which day and night are equal. The word equinox comes from Medieval Latin equinoxium meaning equality of night (and day) from the Latin word aequinoctium meaning the equinoxes from aequus meaning equal and nox (genetive singular form noctis) meaning night. Many European languages that share common Proto-Indo European roots share this form-the word to express the equality of night and day but only refers to night. A few (the Russian равноденствие for example) express it asequal-day.  

Any planet that has tilt to its axis will have two days in its year in which the tilt reaches maximum and mimimum points as well as two days in its year in which the day and night are equal.  For a planet like Saturn, with an orbital period that lasts 29 years, an equinox occurs every 15 years.  When Saturn had its last equinox, the Cassini Imaging Team was there and compiled this composite of Saturn’s rings as they were pointed directly at the Sun and thus thrown largely in shadow.  It was a mystery for many years why Saturn’s rings waxed and waned, but modern telescopes and technology give us a very clear image of what exactly is happening.  Thanks to NASA and the Cassini Imaging Team we can now see Saturn’s rings up close and in shadow.

Images courtesy NASA and Cassini Imaging Team, images in the Public Domain.

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The Equinox on Saturn

I hope everyone enjoyed the vernal equinox yesterday an the first full day of Spring.  Did you know that Earth is not the only planet to enjoy equinoxes and solstices?  

Yesterday, the earth marked the point in its journey around the sun at which day and night are equal. The word equinox comes from Medieval Latin equinoxium meaning equality of night (and day) from the Latin word aequinoctium meaning the equinoxes from aequus meaning equal and nox (genetive singular form noctis) meaning night. Many European languages that share common Proto-Indo European roots share this form-the word to express the equality of night and day but only refers to night. A few (the Russian равноденствие for example) express it as equal-day.  

Any planet that has tilt to its axis will have two days in its year in which the tilt reaches maximum and mimimum points as well as two days in its year in which the day and night are equal.  For a planet like Saturn, with an orbital period that lasts 29 years, an equinox occurs every 15 years.  When Saturn had its last equinox, the Cassini Imaging Team was there and compiled this composite of Saturn’s rings as they were pointed directly at the Sun and thus thrown largely in shadow.  It was a mystery for many years why Saturn’s rings waxed and waned, but modern telescopes and technology give us a very clear image of what exactly is happening.  Thanks to NASA and the Cassini Imaging Team we can now see Saturn’s rings up close and in shadow.

Images courtesy NASA and Cassini Imaging Team, images in the Public Domain.

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shaw and the machine, talking about root. postย โ€œthe day the world went away.โ€ 1100 words. [ao3]

disregarded in the name of emotional processing: the events of the following episodes, where exactly they are, what exactly is going on in the background.

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When she hears Rootโ€™s voice again for the first time, her hand jumpsโ€”not to her earpiece, where the voice is coming fromโ€”but to the well-worn spot just behind her left ear. The skin is smooth and she can feel her skull underneath, the slight protrusion of the mastoid process uninterrupted by inorganic matter or scar tissue.

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