Jane Tanfei

Folk musician. Folk artist. Folk storyteller. All around folky fella.


the-science-llama:

Geminid Meteor ShowerThe annual Geminid meteor shower peaks next week. Sadly, the Moon will be near-full brightening the sky for most of the night causing rates to be lower. However, the Geminids will still put on a good show pretty much anywhere that isn’t overcast, so don’t worry. Southern Hemisphere viewers will see lower rates, with the peak being ~40-60 meteors/hour in some locations, so you won’t be missing out as was the case for the Persieds earlier this year. Use the Fluxtimator to estimate the rate in your location.
Meteors will be visible when the radiant point is above the horizon from your location. The radiant point is in the constellation Gemini (Jupiter will be too, so get your binocs/telescopes), right next to the Orion constellation. You can spot meteors anywhere in the sky and it is not necessary to look towards the radiant point as some may believe. So go out, find somewhere dark, look up and enjoy the show.

the-science-llama:

Geminid Meteor Shower
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks next week. Sadly, the Moon will be near-full brightening the sky for most of the night causing rates to be lower. However, the Geminids will still put on a good show pretty much anywhere that isn’t overcast, so don’t worry. Southern Hemisphere viewers will see lower rates, with the peak being ~40-60 meteors/hour in some locations, so you won’t be missing out as was the case for the Persieds earlier this year. Use the Fluxtimator to estimate the rate in your location.

Meteors will be visible when the radiant point is above the horizon from your location. The radiant point is in the constellation Gemini (Jupiter will be too, so get your binocs/telescopes), right next to the Orion constellation. You can spot meteors anywhere in the sky and it is not necessary to look towards the radiant point as some may believe. So go out, find somewhere dark, look up and enjoy the show.

(via spaceplasma)

springwise:

Color-coded system helps autistic people learn to cook
We’ve already seen how toys such as the Auti can help children with developmental disorders learn to interact with others. Now Match is a color-coded cooking prep system that provides a way to guide autistic people of any age through the preparation of a meal. READ MORE…

springwise:

Color-coded system helps autistic people learn to cook

We’ve already seen how toys such as the Auti can help children with developmental disorders learn to interact with others. Now Match is a color-coded cooking prep system that provides a way to guide autistic people of any age through the preparation of a meal. READ MORE…

An Exercise in Ego

  • Me: "You dirty, rotten, big-toothed yellow-bellied marmot... I curse your name!"
  • Yellow-bellied Marmot: *runs into bushes*
  • Me: "You think you can just get all painted up and sunbathe wherever you want to, then turn into a hardass when anyone tries to talk to you? Who do you think you are?"
  • Painted Turtle: *blinks once, withdraws into shell*
  • Me: "What's wrong with you, your eyes are all red and beady and you're flopping around like a loon! Gross."
  • Common Loon: *flies away*
  • Me: "God, you're a loudmouth. You could kill a freaking deer with that voice. Not to mention your figure - you're practically a pear on stilts."
  • Killdeer: *pipes a retort, runs away*
  • Me: "Your hair is so ridiculous - a pompadour? What are you, a hipster? Yeah, go quail in your room, you wimp."
  • California Quail: *cries out, runs away*
  • Me: "You're so ugly, you probably have to sleep in a tree because your parents don't want you in their house."
  • Wild Turkey: *cocks head, flaps wings, runs away*
  • Me: Yeah, you'd better run!
  • Me: Like a baws. *flex*

spaceplasma:

One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth

The cameras on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. Taken while performing a large wide-angle mosaic of the entire Saturn ring system, narrow-angle camera images were deliberately inserted into the sequence in order to image Earth and its moon. This is the second time that Cassini has imaged Earth from within Saturn’s shadow, and only the third time ever that our planet has been imaged from the outer solar system.

Earth is the blue point of light on the left; the moon is fainter, white, and on the right. Both are seen here through the faint, diffuse E ring of Saturn. Earth was brighter than the estimated brightness used to calculate the narrow-angle camera exposure times. Hence, information derived from the wide-angle camera images was used to process this color composite.

Both Earth and the moon have been increased in brightness for easy visibility; in addition, brightness of the Moon has been increased relative to the Earth, and the brightness of the E ring has been increased as well.

The first image of Earth captured from the outer solar system was taken by NASA’s Voyager 1 in 1990 and famously titled “Pale Blue Dot”. Sixteen years later, in 2006, Cassini imaged the Earth in the stunning and unique mosaic of Saturn called “In Saturn’s Shadow-The Pale Blue Dot”. And, seven years further along, Cassini did it again in a coordinated event that became the first time that Earth’s inhabitants knew in advance that they were being imaged from nearly a billion miles (nearly 1.5 billion kilometers) away. It was the also the first time that Cassini’s highest-resolution camera was employed so that Earth and its moon could be captured as two distinct targets.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

A Beginner’s Guide to Whittling

Apparently, I’ve got the art of manliness DOWN. Oh yeah.

Always on My Mind ~ Elvis Presley

cosmic-rebirth:

"We have forgotten how to be good guests…"

cosmic-rebirth:

"We have forgotten how to be good guests…"

(Source: cypresstreeman)

Money ~ Pink Floyd

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- Nhan-Fiction