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Archive for the ‘Space and Sky’ Category
Shot of rain falling from a distance, (the tendrils below the cloud are “rivers” of rain drops falling), during the sunset on the Utah plains.
Taken during my return from the Great American Solar Eclipse.
At the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (by the USC campus), there is a large aquarium that reaches up to the natural light above, and has several vantage points, (some large, some small). This shot was taken from what appeared to be a somewhat isolated “cove” of the small sea, mostly cut off by the rocks and with a more vertical view port than most. However, you can see the sun shining in from above… a rather tranquil scene.
After the rains last month, clouds were hanging low around the Hollywood Hills; a rare site in Southern California…
Photograph of the Smilodon fight statue at the La Brea Tar Pit, with the moon cresting over the scene
Photograph of the Downtown Los Angeles Skyline- taken in the early morning shortly before Christmas dawn, (note the green and red lights on the Bank of America tower).
One thing about Los Angeles- since you can get vantage points all around the city, it is a debate as to which skyline is the “proper” or “official” skyline…
Snapshot of the model of the Space Shuttle Challenger, located in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown Los Angeles. This model is a memorial for Ellison Onizuka, who was one of the seven NASA astronauts who were assigned to Shuttle mission STS 51-L; the shuttle mission that ended in tragedy when the Challenger was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Snapshot of the Supermoon from 13-14 November 2016 setting over the Pacific Ocean, (with the Malibu point between the Ocean and the Moon).
Next supermoon this good? 2034. Hope you saw it today!
Photograph of a sprig of Cherry Blossoms blooming before the spire of LACMA’s Japanese Pavillion.