The Moon Goes Red Tonight
Are you in North, Central, or South America? Do you like staying up late and staring up at the sky? Yes? Then I have good news!
You can catch a total lunar eclipse Monday night, in all of its dusty-red glory, from just about anywhere in North America with a clear view of the night sky. The moon will enter the darkest part of Earth’s shadow (the “umbra”) at 1:58 AM ET, and remain there until 4:24 AM ET. At 3:06 ET, the moon will be completely darkened by the Earth’s shadow!
Except that the moon won’t be completely dark. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a dusty shade of red. Why is that? You can thank Earth’s atmosphere.
To understand the red color of a lunar eclipse, it’s best to see how Earth would look from the moon. Check out the image of Earth eclipsing the sun (it’s not a real photo, btw. It was created from several images taken by Apollo astronauts):
(via Astro Bob)
See that halo of light around Earth? Our diffuse shell of air and dust bends and reflects a portion of the eclipsed sun’s light around the planet and onto the obscured moon. And since only the longest wavelengths of light make it through our atmosphere without being scattered away by the air molecules (the same reason that sunsets are red), the moon is bathed in crimson! Here’s a video I made about that atmospheric color show:
Check out more eclipse goodness at Bad Astronomy. Top image via Wikipedia.
↳ F → feminism & representation
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)
if you haven’t read house of leaves, read house of leaves
you should really read house of leaves
Sorry I don’t want neck cramps :/
i’m like 80% sure books can be rotated
WHY ISN’T IT TAGGED, WHYYYYY. I shall feex eet.
This is from “A Gathering of Cats” by Makoto Shinkai. It’s a one-minute short, and you can watch the whole thing here.
Truest shit I’ve seen since Chi’s Sweet Home, y’all. Truest shit.
Spent way too long on these for how mediocre they came out. Whatever, GUILTY GEAR WHUKOW!
Might do more in the near future,
Gamagoori - Potemkin (duh)
Mikisugi - I-No (lol)
Sanegeyama - Johnny
Ragyo - Slayer?
Nonon - Bridget?
The comics will hop all over the prodigious universe and canon storyline of Homestuck, featuring the characters, various hypotheticals, hilarious antics, doomed timeline scenarios — it’s wide open. The site updates every weekday!
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Go read Paradox Space!
I am faving this because those were pretty much my exact thoughts when that happened. /Baldren you bastard
"Hey yeah, I’m doin pretty well! No one’s died, capturing bases, pretty hap-"
"Did he just revive ALL the troops?"