This little fox was found sleeping on one of the back seats of an Ottawa city bus Sunday morning. Cute, eh? Apparently, the bus had been parked inside a garage for maintenance, and the fox got inside through an open door. Employees of the bus company couldn’t help but snap a few pics, which have been making a big splash on Twitter this week.
Justin Ng captured this beautiful scene last night (July 21, 2014) It’s another of his “impossible” shots – that is, photos that inspire more astrophotographers in light-polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way galaxy.
Twilight is the time of day between daylight and darkness, whether after sunset or before sunrise. The sun is below the horizon, but its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create twilight’s pinks, purples, and blues.
These photos all came from our Facebook friends. You’ll love them!
The mysterious crater on the Yamal peninsula, discovered by helicopter last week, is not as wide as original aerial estimates suggested. It is now thought to be about 30 meters wide, in contrast to original estimates of up to 100 meters. However, the crater is now known to be up to about 70 meters deep, and it’s seen to have an icy lake at its bottom, with water cascading down its eroding permafrost walls.
We asked you to post your sunflowers pics, and wow! You posted many great photos of sunflowers from all over. Thanks, everyone!
Josh Blash called this photo “Mammatus Illumination,” and he wrote:
Here is a lightning shot I took around 12 a.m. on July 4, when storms were moving off the New Hampshire coast. I couldn’t see it at the time, but after looking at my photos I believe these are mammatus clouds being illuminated by lightning.
July 20, 1969. On this date, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their moon module on a broad dark lunar lava flow, called the Sea of Tranquility. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon.
Don’t believe it? Try this video: Why the Apollo moon landings could not have been faked.
The world watched on television as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. It was the first time humans walked another world.
We’ve all seen virga, but maybe not known what it’s called. Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground. It often appears in streaks or shafts extending from the bottoms of clouds. You often see virga over a desert, where low humidity and high temperatures can cause rain to evaporate shortly after being released by clouds. Or you might see virga at high altitudes; in fact, the precipitation often starts out in the form of ice crystals. Virga is commonly seen in the U.S. West and above the Canadian Prairies, in the Middle East, Australia and North Africa. At some northerly latitudes, too – as in the photos from Sweden on this page – virga sometimes paints the sky above.
We received so many wonderful photos of last night’s moon, the July 2014 supermoon! It reached the crest of its full phase this morning at 6:25 a.m. CDT. (11:25 UTC). Spencer Mann in North Oaks, Minnesota captured this photo just 3 hours before full moon.