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rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere in the middle of summer.  The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of winter.  The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899. In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900. This ship was therefore not only in: Two different days, Two different months, Two different years, Two different seasons But in two different centuries - all at the same time! What an absolute ledge. : SS WARRIMOO EQUATOR INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere in the middle of summer.  The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of winter.  The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899. In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900. This ship was therefore not only in: Two different days, Two different months, Two different years, Two different seasons But in two different centuries - all at the same time! What an absolute ledge.

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The Birchwood: saurons-optometrist Follow siniristiriita Having a phone with an internet is such a fucking luxury, though? Like, in the 1980's, if l on a saturday night suddenly needed to find out whether birch trees and the Wendingo myth were native to the same areas, Iwould have to wait until the library opens on monday, go in hoping they have books on trees that happen to mention where birches have spread globally, and then ask if they have any books on the myths and folklore of native americans, receive a weird look from the librarian, find our that there's one book in another library next town over, but it's being borrowed by someone else, wait two weeks to get it, and then read the entire damn thing only to discover that this one doesnt mention wendingos at all And I just got my answer with two google searches, in less than two minutes The answer is yes vegansamstudies kcough coughk where did this question come from??? siniristiriita Well, I'm from Finland, and as a first thing, if there's one thing to know about Finland, it's full of birch trees. Also, at this time of the year, the sun sets early so it's completely black out there at 4 pm. These things do happen in the northern hemisphere. I couldn't get a proper picture, but this is roughly what a birchwood looks at night It's actually way, way creepier when the sky is black and everything is dark, and it's freezing cold because Mother Nature does not love us. Also, humans are good at pattern recognition and creeping the shit out of themselves. Now consider Source: siniristiriita 38 notes The Birchwood
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An Aurora is an incredible natural phenomenon. This spectral display is created when electrically-charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The changes in color are from the types of gas-particle colliding. According to the Northern Lights Centre, “The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.” The lights can be found above the magnetic poles in the Northern Hemisphere, where is it called ‘Aurora borealis’ and in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is ‘Aurora australis.’ amazing auroraborealis northernlights science: An Aurora is an incredible natural phenomenon. This spectral display is created when electrically-charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The changes in color are from the types of gas-particle colliding. According to the Northern Lights Centre, “The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.” The lights can be found above the magnetic poles in the Northern Hemisphere, where is it called ‘Aurora borealis’ and in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is ‘Aurora australis.’ amazing auroraborealis northernlights science

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Rhodotus palmatus is recognized as one of the most beautiful mushrooms ever. It is a circumboreal species, meaning it is found in the Northern hemisphere, specifically in Canada, Alaska, Russia and thereabouts. The caps of the Rhodotus palmatus are typically scored over with ridges and veins, which is technically called being sulcate (having parallel grooves) or reticulate (a netlike vein system). The mushroom is adnate, meaning that the gills on the underside of the cap are largely attached to the stem. The netted Rhodotus, like the one pictured, can "bleed" a pinkish, reddish liquid. The reason for this is as of yet unknown. science mushroom fungus mario trippy beautiful awesome bestof earth: Rhodotus palmatus is recognized as one of the most beautiful mushrooms ever. It is a circumboreal species, meaning it is found in the Northern hemisphere, specifically in Canada, Alaska, Russia and thereabouts. The caps of the Rhodotus palmatus are typically scored over with ridges and veins, which is technically called being sulcate (having parallel grooves) or reticulate (a netlike vein system). The mushroom is adnate, meaning that the gills on the underside of the cap are largely attached to the stem. The netted Rhodotus, like the one pictured, can "bleed" a pinkish, reddish liquid. The reason for this is as of yet unknown. science mushroom fungus mario trippy beautiful awesome bestof earth

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pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth?NASA image acquired August 1, 2010 On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here: me: 2010-08-01T12:13:29.7902 d 305.43 channel-21, 193, 171, saurCe-SDGIAIA pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth?NASA image acquired August 1, 2010 On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here

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pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth? NASA image acquired August 1, 2010  On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here : me: 2010-08-01T12:13:29.7902 d 305.43 channel-21, 193, 171, saurCe-SDGIAIA pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth? NASA image acquired August 1, 2010  On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here

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pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth? NASA image acquired August 1, 2010  On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here : me: 2010-08-01T12:13:29.7902 d 305.43 channel-21, 193, 171, saurCe-SDGIAIA pictures-of-space: Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth? NASA image acquired August 1, 2010  On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. For more information visit our webpage here

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