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Elephant vs Car

elephant standing over small car

How an elephant scratches his balls!?

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Landscape of South-Western USA

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Landscape Post

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California Wildfires – Rim Fire

Wild Fire Grows ~ State of Emergency declared for San Francisco

Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city only 150 miles away because the fire is a threat to the lines and stations that pipe power to the city.

San Francisco gets 85 percent of its water from the Yosemite-area Hetch Hetchy reservoir that is about 4 miles from the fire, and two of its three hydroelectric power stations in the area have been forced to shut down.

The Rim Fire began Saturday in Stanislaus National Forest near Groveland, Calif. Growing rapidly, the wildfire which is raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles and spread into a remote part of Yosemite National Park on Friday.

Yosemite Park Sign

You can see images of the wildfires from space that were taken from the Space Shuttle at NASA’s Earth Observatory Website.

The Washington Post web site has a photo gallery showing amazing images of the wildfires.

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Birth of a Star

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Astronomers at the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, have captured images of the birth of a star some 1,400 light-years away from Earth.

The image of Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 combines radio observations acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with much shorter wavelength visible light observations from ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT).

You can see a video of the Birth of this star on Space.com.

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Be Happy

What your doing is what God wants you to do

This another quote by Weiner Erhard. I used clip art from Microsoft and Paint to make this image.

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Colors Only Mother Nature Makes

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What is a SuperMoon? + Photos

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System.

A full moon will make its closest approach to Earth this year, on June 22 into June 23, and it won’t be your regular once a month full moon because it will look more impressive than any full moons seen so far in 2013.

This most recent occurrence of a Supermoon  when the moon is the closest and largest full moon of the year and the Moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. It will not be so close again until August 10, 2014.

There were Supermoons in 1955, 1974, 1992, 2005 and March 2011.

A Supermoon is a full or new moon at its closest approach (called lunar perigee) the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, this will make the size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth, look somewhat larger.

The term “Supermoon”, technically called a Perigee Full Moon by  astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, and is the term used to describe when the moon is full or new and is at 90% or greater mean perigee distance to Earth.

The Perigee Full Moon rising over Oakhurst, CA last night. Photo credit: Steve Montalto

The Perigee Full Moon rising over Oakhurst, CA – Photo credit: Steve Montalto

To view more photos of the June 22-23 Supermoon go here.

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Image Credits:

SuperMoon on March 19th, from Pitt T. Maner III : Daily Speculations

The 2012 Supermoon over Valencia, Calif., by AccuWeather Astronomy fan on Facebook, Dan C.

astrodynamics.net

and Bing Image Search.

a apogee moon and supermoon

Apogee (Apoapsis), a noun, in (astronomy) the point in its orbit farthest from the body being orbited; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

Perigee (Periapsis), a noun, in (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

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