The Moon, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus!
Yuri: "The grand planetary alignment over Santiago de Chile. :)
Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter along with the Moon above produced an unforgettable view tonight, when they aligned altogether over the Chilean capital. Light pollution is pretty strong in the city, however the planetary configuration look pretty amazing anyway!"
Credit: Yuri Beletsky
Location: Santiago, Chile
Date: August 6, 2016
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Our planet Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that possesses Plate Tectonics. The Earth’s surface is in a constant state of change; the tectonic plates together with the oceans and continents continuously slide along one another, collide or sink into the Earth’s mantle. However, it still remains unclear how Plate Tectonics started on Earth.
Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2015/11/how-did-plate-tectonics-start-on-earth.html
Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint (Goldpaint Photography)
Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaks later this week is known as the Perseids -- the meteors all appear to came from a radiant toward Perseus. In terms of parent body, though, the sand-sized debris that makes up the Perseids meteors come from Comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet follows a well-defined orbit around our Sun, and the part of the orbit that approaches Earth is superposed in front of the Perseus. Therefore, when Earth crosses this orbit, the radiant point of falling debris appears in Perseus. Featured here, a composite image containing over 60 meteors from last August's Pereids meteor shower shows many bright meteors that streaked over Mount Shasta, California, USA. This year's Perseids holds promise to be the best meteor shower of the year.
"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and
to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
R. W. Emerson
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