Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Friday, 12 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
(image from Spaceweather.com)
As I photographed the hazy sunset this evening, I was annoyed by a speck of dust on my lens. No amount of effort would remove it, and I eventually concluded that it must be a sunspot. Imagery from www.spaceweather.com confirms that it was sunspot 2158. More excitingly, I realized that I took my photo just minutes after this sunspot had unleashed an X1 class solar flare.
Let's hope I'll have some aurora pictures to post in the coming days!
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
"Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness.
It's like the ultimate rest.
It's better than the best sleep you've ever had.
It's a quieting of the mind.
It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.
It keeps life fresh."