‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse wows Australia
AP: Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
The celestial spectacle, known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, was the second solar eclipse visible from northern Australia in six months. In November, a total solar eclipse plunged the country’s northeast into darkness, delighting astronomers and tourists who flocked to the region from across the globe to witness it.
Photo: Friday’s annular solar eclipse blazes like a ring of fire after sunrise, 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Newman, Australia. The “second sun” is a lens effect. (Nicole Hollenbeck via SpaceWeather.com)
A meteor lit up the night sky over eastern North America on Friday, providing a spectacle witnessed in at least 13 states, Washington, D.C. and two Canadian provinces, the American Meteor Society said.
A video believed to be the meteor was captured by a security camera in Thurmont, Maryland.
More on the meteor sightings from Reuters here.
Round House, an octagonal building Wyeth had constructed; in which Betsy Wyeth now archives her husband’s works. “One if by land, and two if by sea” references Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” One lantern was to notify the patriots if the British Army was coming by land and two if the British were coming by sea.
Andrew Wyeth [American Contemporary Realist Painter, 1917-2009]
Second of four generations of Wyeths artists. The best known of the Wyeths, Andrew Wyeth was taught by his father, artist and illustrator N.C. Wyeth. Andrew Wyeth is father of Jamie Wyeth, third generation contemporary realist painter.
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