Archive | August 13, 2017


The Editor:   What is Burning Man, LL ?

Burn This Cat:  It is a party in the desert where people get drunk/stoned/high burn a likeness of Kim Jong Mentally Ill Un, and then go home.

If you want higher-end neighbors try these homes.

Disney is paying $ 200 million for lying.

Kids drink beer in Filthydelphia because it is cheaper than sodas.  You can be too sweet.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona
Image Credit & Copyright: Miloslav Druckmüller (Brno U. of Tech.), Martin Dietzel, Peter Aniol, Vojtech Rušin

Explanation: Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible. Normally overwhelmed by the bright solar disk, the expansive corona, the sun’s outer atmosphere, is an alluring sight. But the subtle details and extreme ranges in the corona’s brightness, although discernible to the eye, are notoriously difficult to photograph. Pictured here, however, using multiple images and digital processing, is a detailed image of the Sun’s corona taken during the 2008 August total solar eclipse from Mongolia. Clearly visible are intricate layers and glowing caustics of an ever changing mixture of hot gas and magnetic fields. Bright looping prominences appear pink just above the Sun’s limb. A similar solar corona might be visible through clear skies in a thin swath across the USA during a total solar eclipse that occurs just one week from tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s picture: New Horizons over Charon