Sunday Stardust


Janis Satrovskis took the picture on Aug. 11th from Burtnieki, Valmiera, Latvia. “The green airglow provided a beautiful backdrop for the meteor shower,” says Satrovskis.

Airglow is aurora-like phenomenon caused by chemical reactions in the upper atmosphere. Human eyes seldom notice the faint glow, but It can be photographed on almost any clear dark night, anywhere in the world. The source of the green light is oxygen atoms some 90 km to 100 km above Earth’s surface where gravity waves impress the verdant glow with a dramatic rippling structure.



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16 Responses to Sunday Stardust

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    Reminds me how much I am looking forward to Indepedance Day: Resurgence

    Fuck I am a sci-fi geek


  2. David B. Benson says:

    100% clear today.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Birch & Barley after 46 minutes in the heat, 91 °F. 4 of the 3 cm wingspan, pale yellow, not white, butterflies. 2 birds. 1 flying insect, like a flying grasshopper.

    Having lentil soup and then a reuben with the house red wine.


    • David B. Benson says:

      35 more minutes to Shopko but I arrived just after the pharmacy closed. 😦


    • jimhitchcock says:

      Man, wasn’t hungry, then you had to go and mention rueben


    • Den says:

      Hot soup on a hot day, boiling inside and out, yipes!

      I better get another cold one after reading that!


    • º¿carol says:

      That meal sounds wonderful. I love lentil soup for one thing.


    • David B. Benson says:

      89 minutes of stick walking from the Birch & Barley to home via Shopko. First time I’ve had to stop briefly going up Maple Street Extension to pant for a bit. Rehydrating with Perrier, now Pellegrino, which is superior, tastes of Honig, gulps of blueberry – pomegranate juice, sweet, and now for some tart cherry juice!

      Day 1: 46+89=135 minutes, to make up for last week’s slaggard ways.


  4. º¿carol says:

    It cooled down a bit, but I ended up putting the A/C on at noon. I just can’t take the humidity anymore, I just can’t. I HATE GETTING OLD!!!

    Jill came over around 3:00 and caught up on some “Fear The Walking Dead” episodes. Two left of the first part of this season, the second part of this season starts next Sunday.

    Pete came over, just him, at 6:00. Bob and Pete are watching “Battlebots” in the LR. To heck with it, I haven’t had much time on the computer today and I’m behind, so here I am.


  5. Den says:



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