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New Moon in Sagittarius is here!

A beautiful written appreciation of our omnipresent and gorgeous companion… always staying by our side as we fly through space. Thank you to the ever wonderful purpleraysblog for sharing this with us 🙂

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“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast,
knowing us in our light and dark moments,
changing forever just as we do.
Every day it’s a different version of itself.
Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.
The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Quote source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/moon
Photo credit: Global Love Project on Facebook

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OOOOOhhhhhhh!!!!!

No words are needed to convey the sheer power and beauty of this image of Luna. Thank you to Floran for posting this amazing image on his Holiday Places blog 🙂

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OOOOOhhhhhhh!!!!!

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Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

Thank you to the TwistedSifter Blog for sharing this amazing photograph with us. So very much appreciated and shared with gratitude 🙂

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ATOP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE

 

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In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau.

The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth’s gravity. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect), and reducing temperature extremes between day and night (the diurnal temperature variation).

The atmosphere becomes thinner and thinner with increasing altitude, with no definite boundary between the atmosphere and outer space. The Kármán line, at 100 km (62 mi), or 1.57% of the Earth’s radius, is often used as the border between the atmosphere and outer space. [

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