gistofthegrist

one-off at the wrist

I abandon

I have to admit I always thought the depiction in Herge’s Prisoners of the Sun to be rather daft; given that the Inca were an ancient civilization whose main god was the sun. I think they might have known more about eclipses far earlier than Europeans?

tintin-eclipse-2.jpg

Being able to predict the location, duration and spread of eclipses is fascinating. The solar annular eclipse in 2021 seems rather grand in shape; as all the solar eclipses near the poles seem? Apparently though most years have two solar eclipses there can be as many as five. Unfortunately the next time that will happen will be in 2206.

Clipboard01.jpg

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

RunTheTube

Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child

io9

one-off at the wrist

hovercraftdoggy

A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

The Woodring Monitor

one-off at the wrist

one-off at the wrist

Jacket Mechanical

one-off at the wrist

Discovering London

one-off at the wrist

one-off at the wrist

TextOfTheDay

one-off at the wrist

%d bloggers like this: