"Thou silver deity of secret night,
Direct my footsteps through the woodland shade;
Thou conscious witness of unknown delight,
The Lover's guardian, and the Muse's aid!
By thy pale beams I solitary rove,
To thee my tender grief confide;
Serenely sweet you gild the silent grove,
My friend, my goddess, and my guide.
E'en thee, fair queen, from thy amazing height,
The charms of young Endymion drew;
Veil'd with the mantle of concealing night;
With all thy greatness and thy coldness too." - Moon poem by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
Saturn taken with an iPhone through an 8" telescope!
🔭 ✨ #Astronomus
📸: Andrew Symes
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✨ SALE ✨I have just made prints available on my Etsy, and I’ve decided to create a one week sale of 15% off my entire store, PLUS a FREE random mini print with every order!! So if you have been eyeing something now is the time to get it! ❤️😁.
Hey everyone! As requested here is the process video showing how I painted the little lonely planet from my latest post! I asked what you thought this planet should be called, and you guys gave some really creative answers 😂 I think my favorite is that it looks like a space nipple, which now I can’t unsee haha anyway I’m super proud of this little painting and I’m glad you guys liked it too! Let me know if you have any questions or what you think of the painting!! 💚✨.
🎵 @iksonofficial - coastline
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Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning
Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in 2013 January. Magma bubbles so hot they glowed shot away as liquid rock burst through the Earth's surface from below. The featured image is particularly notable, however, for the lightning bolts caught near the volcano's summit. Why lightning occurs even in common thunderstorms remains a topic of research, and the cause of volcanic lightning is even less clear. Surely, lightning bolts help quench areas of opposite but separated electric charges. Volcanic lightning episodes may be facilitated by charge-inducing collisions in volcanic dust. Lightning is usually occurring somewhere on Earth, typically over 40 times each second.
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