Earth Shot Of the Day Thursday, 12th December 2013 King Penguins at Saint Andrews Bay by Robert Mc Rae … Even in cold 40 knot winds it was amazing to face thousands of beautiful King Penguins framed by cloud draped mountains and.a fast running stream. South Georgia. Equipment: Canon EOS 5D III and EF 24-105 http://buff.ly/1h1TSia
Astronomy Picture of the Day 2013 December 12 Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) http://buff.ly/1iYUGZQ Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion’s well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion Nebula itself is off the right edge of this colorful star field. The well-framed, wide-field telescopic image spans about 4 degrees on the sky.
Let not your choice leave behind a sense of guilt. Try to be good, never mind if you fail. Every good thought sent out rebounds with a hundred times its force upon the sender himself. ~ Swami Chinmayananda
In spite of all our best efforts, we may slip now and then. But that need not worry us. We are imperfect ones trying our best to gain perfection. Let every slip in us be an education for us. Let us grow and expand, ultimately to improve, to shine out. ~ Swami Chinmayananda