Tag: sunset

May 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater.

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Apr 27, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Dancing Transmission Tower

Picture of the Day: The Dancing Transmission Tower

Photograph by Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Seen here is a public art installation entitled Zauberlehrling (sorcerer’s apprentice). It is a 35 meter (115 ft) tall metal sculpture that looks like a dancing transmission tower, grooving out in a field as the sun sets. The artwork was created for the outdoor art exhibit…

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Mar 30, 2015

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

An incredible timelapse shows the shadow of the moon during the total solar eclipse that occurred on March 20, 2015. This is the view as seen from the stratosphere, in a plane flying along the umbral path. The plane was flying at an altitude of 14,000 meters (46,000 ft) at a speed of 950…

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Jan 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Photograph by -rabid- on reddit Seen here is a view of Washington’s Mt Rainier at sunset. The photo was taken by reddit user -rabid-, who captured the east side of the mountain from his window seat on an airplane. Mount Rainier is a large stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It…

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Nov 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Picture of the Day: New York Sunset from the GW Bridge, 1936

Photograph by New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers’ Project, Jack Rosenzwieg / AP In this beautiful black and white photo from 22 December 1936, a man looks across the Hudson River towards Manhattan from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. The photo is one of over 900,000 that are…

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Oct 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sunset Beach Walk, Cape Town

Picture of the Day: Sunset Beach Walk, Cape Town

Photograph by Warren Goldswain In this beautiful sunset panorama, we see a tranquil beach near Cape Town, South Africa. In the distance you can make out the unmistakable flat-top of Table Mountain. Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and one of the most multicultural cities in the world.…

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Sep 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Lavender Sunsets in Provence

Picture of the Day: Lavender Sunsets in Provence

Photograph by Vincent Brassine Seen here is a gorgeous sunset over a lavender field Provence, France. The photograph, taken by Vincent Brassine was captured in the commune of Revest-du-Bion. Located in southeastern France, Provence is world-renowned for their incredible lavender fields. I can smell it from here! via Vincent Brassine on Flickr …

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