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My First Panorama of the Northern Hemisphere Milky Way

photos-of-space: My First Panorama of the Northern Hemisphere Milky Way

Target, Tumblr, and Winter: SS WARRIMOO EQUATOR INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many: The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere in the middle of summer.  The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere in the middle of winter.  The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899. In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900. This ship was therefore not only in: Two different days, Two different months, Two different years, Two different seasons But in two different centuries - all at the same time! What an absolute ledge.
Target, Tumblr, and Winter: SS WARRIMOO
 EQUATOR
 INTERNATIONAL
 DATE LINE
rhube:

rockyp77:



GREAT SEA STORY
The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31’ N and LONG 179 30’ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime.


He called his navigators to the bridge to check  double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed.

The calm weather  clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many:


The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere  in the middle of summer. 

The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere  in the middle of winter. 

The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.

In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900.



This ship was therefore not only in:


Two different days,



Two different months,



Two different years,



Two different seasons



But in two different centuries - all at the same time!

What an absolute ledge.

rhube: rockyp77: GREAT SEA STORY The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on ...

Books, Fucking, and Google: saurons-optometrist Follow siniristiriita Having a phone with an internet is such a fucking luxury, though? Like, in the 1980's, if l on a saturday night suddenly needed to find out whether birch trees and the Wendingo myth were native to the same areas, Iwould have to wait until the library opens on monday, go in hoping they have books on trees that happen to mention where birches have spread globally, and then ask if they have any books on the myths and folklore of native americans, receive a weird look from the librarian, find our that there's one book in another library next town over, but it's being borrowed by someone else, wait two weeks to get it, and then read the entire damn thing only to discover that this one doesnt mention wendingos at all And I just got my answer with two google searches, in less than two minutes The answer is yes vegansamstudies kcough coughk where did this question come from??? siniristiriita Well, I'm from Finland, and as a first thing, if there's one thing to know about Finland, it's full of birch trees. Also, at this time of the year, the sun sets early so it's completely black out there at 4 pm. These things do happen in the northern hemisphere. I couldn't get a proper picture, but this is roughly what a birchwood looks at night It's actually way, way creepier when the sky is black and everything is dark, and it's freezing cold because Mother Nature does not love us. Also, humans are good at pattern recognition and creeping the shit out of themselves. Now consider Source: siniristiriita 38 notes The Birchwood
Books, Fucking, and Google: saurons-optometrist Follow
 siniristiriita
 Having a phone with an internet is such a fucking luxury, though? Like, in the
 1980's, if l on a saturday night suddenly needed to find out whether birch trees
 and the Wendingo myth were native to the same areas, Iwould have to wait
 until the library opens on monday, go in hoping they have books on trees that
 happen to mention where birches have spread globally, and then ask if they
 have any books on the myths and folklore of native americans, receive a weird
 look from the librarian, find our that there's one book in another library next
 town over, but it's being borrowed by someone else, wait two weeks to get it,
 and then read the entire damn thing only to discover that this one doesnt
 mention wendingos at all
 And I just got my answer with two google searches, in less than two minutes
 The answer is yes
 vegansamstudies
 kcough coughk where did this question come from???
 siniristiriita
 Well, I'm from Finland, and as a first thing, if there's one thing to know about
 Finland, it's full of birch trees. Also, at this time of the year, the sun sets early
 so it's completely black out there at 4 pm. These things do happen in the
 northern hemisphere. I couldn't get a proper picture, but this is roughly what a
 birchwood looks at night
 It's actually way, way creepier when the sky is black and everything is dark, and
 it's freezing cold because Mother Nature does not love us. Also, humans are
 good at pattern recognition and creeping the shit out of themselves. Now
 consider
 Source: siniristiriita
 38 notes
The Birchwood

The Birchwood

Marshmallow, Organic, and First: The first certified organic marshmallow crop in the northern hemisphere (2002)
Marshmallow, Organic, and First: The first certified organic marshmallow crop in the northern hemisphere (2002)

The first certified organic marshmallow crop in the northern hemisphere (2002)

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