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Mai Farid
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Lives in Maadi, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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"الحرية والعدالة" ينشر خريطة لمصر تضع "حلايب وشلاتين" داخل أراضي السودان
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Comet of the North
Image Credit & Copyright: P-M Hedén (Clear Skies, TWAN)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130405.html

It looks like a double comet, but Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) is just offering skygazers a Messier moment. Outward bound and fading in this starry scene, the well-photographed comet is remarkably similar in brightness to M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Tracking through northern skies just below the galaxy, the comet was captured as local midnight approached on April 3. Both comet and galaxy were visible to the eye and are immersed in the faint glow of northern lights. Our own Milky Way galaxy arcs over the snowy field near Tänndalen, Sweden. Double star cluster h and chi Persei can be spotted along the Milky Way's arc high above the comet/galaxy pair. Follow the arc to bright Deneb, alpha star of the constellation Cygnus, at the right edge of the frame.
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it feel great to be back in control of your own life, stop being just waiting for orders, or for things to work out the way you want them to, to HELL with everything today ;)
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Going to Japan to take photos this week...

I'll start in Tokyo where I'll meet up with +Tom Anderson and then we'll see what happens from there!  I know there is an event at the Google offices in Tokyo on Friday afternoon, and those details are forthcoming.  Anyway, I'm really looking forward to it all...  I have no real plan... just running around to take photos!  I love Japan, the people, the scenery, the food -- the everything!
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Lighting responsibly is not about turning off all of your lights and plunging into darkness and chaos. Instead, it is about using the lights you have in the most effective way possible. There are a few easy steps you can take to light responsibly; helping to protect the nighttime environment, our own health and well-being, as well as opening up the sky for the stars to shine through.

First, put t...he light where it gets used. Put covers or shields on the top of lights so that all of the light goes down on the ground where it is useful rather than shining it up into the sky. This will also cut glare and make it easier for your eyes to see in the dark (after all, our eyes are meant to function perfectly well with the light equivalent to a full moon).

Second, because you’re aiming all of the light down on the ground there’s that much more light where you need it. Since it is now brighter on the ground you can actually use a lower wattage light bulb and achieve the same brightness you had when the light was being wasted in other directions. This saves energy and helps the environment!

Third, use light that wildlife is not attracted to, such as red or orange light. If you’ve ever looked at a bright white light you’ll see many insects around the light because they’re drawn to it. Most insects and animals are drawn to red or orange light much less than bright white light. This light can disturb their sleep patterns, mating, eating, and even reveal them to predators more than normal.

Using these three easy steps you can provide a lit environment that isn’t wasting light or hurting the nighttime environment. Using timers, dimmers, and motion sensors can also be a great help to lighting only when you need it, where you need it. Help us bring about a darker, yet more ‘enlightened’ world by using light responsibly. You won’t regret the view.

Via International Dark-Sky Association  
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LOL!
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I'm in a refresh zone now, after screwing things up, I can say that I need to take a break from all of that, the game is on but I need to rest
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    Actuarial Sciences, 2006 - present
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    Assistant Actuary, 2010 - present
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