Tag: the sun

May 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

SUNRISE FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this beautiful capture, the sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean. The colorful scene was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time, May 5, 2013. The…

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May 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

Picture of the Day: The Sun - One Year, One Image

THE SUN – ONE YEAR, ONE IMAGE Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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