Archive | May 19, 2019

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Circumhorizontal Arc Over Ohio
Image Credit & Copyright: Todd Sladoje

Explanation: Why would clouds appear to be different colors? The reason here is that ice crystals in distant cirrus clouds are acting like little floating prisms. Sometimes known as a fire rainbow for its flame-like appearance, a circumhorizon arc lies parallel to the horizon. For a circumhorizontal arc to be visible, the Sun must be at least 58 degrees high in a sky where cirrus clouds are present. Furthermore, the numerous, flat, hexagonal ice-crystals that compose the cirrus cloud must be aligned horizontally to properly refract sunlight in a collectively similar manner. Therefore, circumhorizontal arcs are quite unusual to see. This circumhorizon display was photographed through a polarized lens above Dublin, Ohio in 2009.

Tomorrow’s picture: spinning worlds

THE SPHINX—TRAINS

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https://nypost.com/2019/05/16/samsung-finally-fixes-design-flaws-on-2k-foldable-phone/

https://nypost.com/2019/05/17/new-twa-hotel-at-jfk-airport-soars-as-a-gleaming-salute-to-glamour/

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The Editor:  Is this edition about trains, LL ?

Casey Jones Cat:  It sure is, this is the 150 th anniversary of the Union Pacific Rail Road and the Central Pacific meeting in Utah.

https://www.apnews.com/65f442d5a6be4fe09ea1e3776cdefde3

This is the best RR movie of all time which, unfortunately, was made the same year as many great movies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_in_film

https://ok.ru/video/291670264483

Here is a Chattanooga train.

https://www.choochoo.com/pullman-train-cars

This is amazing.

Our train industry doesn’t have enough money to bribe our crooked government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattanooga_Choo_Choo