The Brocken Spectre is your own shadow, cast on mists below you, when you are mountain climbing. The shadow may appear enormous and has a ring around it.
The Brocken Spectre, as captured by Micheal Burke in June, 2009. Micheal was atop Carrauntoohil, highest peak in Ireland, located in County Kerry, at the time. He was gazing toward Caher, Ireland's third-highest peak. Notice Carrauntoohil's shadow, cast on Caher.
Want to send your name to Mars on NASA’s next rover mission in 2020? You’ll get your name etched on a microchip affixed to the rover – and a souvenir boarding pass. Here’s how.
Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names stenciled on chips to be affixed to the rover. Sign up at go.nasa.gov/Mars2020Pas. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech
The next last quarter moon falls on May 26, 2019, at 16:34 UTC. A last quarter moon rises around midnight and sets around noon the following day.
The Waning Gibbous Moon in the South at 6:33am, ( 50.5% ), 08/04/2018, Dublin, Ireland.!
By combining 25 years of satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.
The West Antarctic ice sheet rests on a bed well below sea level and is drained by much larger outlet glaciers and ice streams that accelerate over distances of hundreds of kilometers before reaching the ocean, often through large floating ice shelves. Image via NASA.