Harta tuturor vânturilor de la NASA

Photo credit biologos.org

Poza asta ma facut sa ma gandesc la puterea Fiului lui Dumnezeu… Vezi versetele celor 3 evanghelisti care relateaza acelasi eveniment supranatural, minunea facuta de Domnul Isus:

  1. Luca 8:22-25  Într’una din zile, Isus S’a suit într’o corabie împreună cu ucenicii Lui. El le -a zis: ,,Haidem să trecem dincolo de lac.„ Şi au plecat.
    23 Pe cînd vîsleau ei, Isus a adormit. Pe lac s’a stîrnit un aşa vîrtej de vînt, că se umplea corabia cu apă; şi erau în primejdie.
    24 Au venit la El, L-au deşteptat, şi au zis: ,,Învăţătorule, Învăţătorule, perim.„ Isus S’a sculat, a certat vîntul şi valurile înfuriate, cari s’au potolit: şi s’a făcut linişte.
    25 Apoi a zis ucenicilor Săi: ,,Unde vă este credinţa?„ Plini de spaimă şi de mirare, ei au zis unii către alţii: ,,Cine este acesta de porunceşte chiar şi vînturilor şi apei şi -L ascultă?`
  2. Matei 8:27 Oamenii aceia se mirau, şi ziceau: ,,Ce fel de om este acesta, de -L ascultă pînă şi vînturile şi marea?`
  3. Marcu 4:41 I -a apucat o mare frică, şi ziceau unii către alţii: ,,Cine este acesta de Îl ascultă chiar şi vîntul şi marea?`

Oamenii de ştiinţă de la NASA au publicat o hartă a tuturor vânturilor care bat pe Terra, folosind un model matematic.

Acestea sunt vânturile globale, care sunt mai mari si mai puternice decat vânturile locale. Vânturile colorate cu rosu sunt cele mai puternice vânturi de pe planeta noastra.

Aceasta simulare (un model matematic) NASA reprezinta mişcările vânturilor şi a altor fenomene atmosferice de pe Terra între mai 2005 şi mai 2007. Simularea ne arata cum ar arata atmosfera la un moment dat.

Photo credit http://www.nasa.gov via Descopera.ro

In Awe of God’s Creation – NASA ne arata cum cometa ISON se apropie de soare – ISON comet filmed by NASA – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

Photo credit http://apod.nasa.gov a 23 second trajectory
Cometa Ison apare in partea stanga, jos,
in aceasta filmare de 23 de secunde.
Daca cometa ISON nu va fi distrusa de caldura soarelui,
va fi vizibila pe pamant, cu ochiul liber (fara telescop),
pe data de 28 noiembrie 2013.

Explanation: Still intact, on November 21 Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) swept into this animated field of view (left) from the HI-1 camera on the STEREO-A spacecraft. The camera has also captured periodic Comet Encke, Mercury, and Earth, with the Sun cropped out of the frame at the right, the source of the billowing solar wind. From STEREO’s perspective in interplanetary space, planet Earth is actually the most distant of the group, seen in its orbit beyond the Sun. Mercury is closest, but both planets are still so bright they create sharp vertical lines in the camera’s detector. Both comets clearly sport substantial tails, but ISON is closer to the camera and will continue to move more rapidly through the field. Cameras on STEREO and SOHO spacecraft will be able to follow Comet ISON as it falls towards its close encounter with the Sun on November 28, even as ISON gets more difficult to see in the bright dawn skies of planet Earth.

Photo credit http://www.foxnews.com


Dailymail.co.uk via  Descopera.ro – ISON, supranumită „cometa secolului”, care poate fi văzută cu ochiul liber în această perioadă, oferă pasionaţilor de astronomie imagini spectaculoase, însă ar putea să se fragmenteze şi să explodeze în zilele viitoare, pe măsură ce se apropie tot mai mult de Soare. Sâmbătă, experţii au anunţat că ISON a intrat în „modul complet de erupţie”, după ce gradul ei de strălucire a crescut spectaculos în doar 24 de ore. Oamenii de ştiinţă sunt de părere că ISON va deveni şi mai strălucitoare în săptămânile următoare. ISON poate fi urmărită cel mai bine pe un cer întunecat, când linia orizontului nu este obturată, din zonele rurale.

VIDEO by NASA Goddard

NASA Comet ISON’s Path Thru the Solar System
Traiectoria lui ISON prin sistemul solar

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) may become one of the most dazzling in decades when it rounds the sun later this year. Like all comets, ISON is a clump of frozen gases mixed with dust. Often described as „dirty snowballs,” comets emit gas and dust whenever they venture near enough to the sun that the icy material transforms from a solid to gas, a process called sublimation. Jets powered by sublimating ice also release dust, which reflects sunlight and brightens the comet.

Based on ISON’s orbit, astronomers think the comet is making its first-ever trip through the inner solar system. Before beginning its long fall toward the sun, the comet resided in the Oort comet cloud, a vast shell of perhaps a trillion icy bodies that extends from the outer reaches of the planetary system to about a third of the distance to the star nearest the sun.

Formally designated C/2012 S1 (ISON), the comet was discovered on Sept. 21, 2012, by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok using a telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network located near Kislovodsk.

The first of several intriguing observing opportunities occurs on Oct. 1, when the inbound comet passes about 6.7 million miles (10.8 million km) from Mars. During this time, the comet may be observable to NASA and ESA spacecraft now working at Mars, including the Curiosity rover.

Fifty-eight days later, on Nov. 28, ISON will make a sweltering passage around the sun. The comet will approach within about 730,000 miles (1.2 million km) of its visible surface, which classifies ISON as a sungrazing comet. In late November, its icy material will furiously sublimate and release torrents of dust as the surface erodes under the sun’s fierce heat, all as sun-monitoring satellites look on. Around this time, the comet may become bright enough to glimpse just by holding up a hand to block the sun’s glare.

Sungrazing comets often shed large fragments or even completely disrupt following close encounters with the sun, but for ISON neither fate is a forgone conclusion.

Following ISON’s solar encounter, the comet will depart the sun and move toward Earth, appearing in evening twilight through December. The comet will swing past Earth on Dec. 26, approaching within 39.9 million miles (64.2 million km) or about 167 times farther than the moon.

VIDEO by ScienceAtNASA  Published on Mar 29, 2013

ISON: Comet of the Century

Psalm 8 & Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen (exceptional video)

Photo credit www.damascuschristianschool.org

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Photo credit www.popscreen.com

Creation Calls

by Brian Doerksen
I have felt the wind blow,
Whispering your name
I have seen your tears fall,
When I watch the rain.
How could I say there is no God?
When all around creation calls!!
A singing bird, a mighty tree,
The vast expanse of open sea
(Musical interlude)
Gazing at a bird in flight,
Soaring through the air.
Lying down beneath the stars,
I feel your presence there.
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray.
Listening to a river run,
Watering the Earth.
Fragrance of a rose in bloom,
A newborns cry at birth.
I love to stand at ocean shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar,
To walk through golden fields of grain
With endless bloom horizons fray
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe just like a child
(Choir I believe..)
I believe

2nd song, lyrics from Wikipedia:

Baba Yetu lyrics

VIDEO by Arendientje  : This [high quality HD 1080p] music video is meant to take a look at the wonder and majesty of God’s creation and to glorify Him. Music nature documentary of God’s beautiful Creation, with Psalm 8 and two gospel and worship songs. Praise the Lord!!! Amen! Lyrics by http://www.lyricsmode.com/

and here’s the original video-  Uploaded on Feb 11, 2008 Music by Brian Doerksen http://www.briandoerksen.com. You can buy the „Planet Earth” series DVD collection here – amazon.com/Planet-Earth-Co… The BranchChurch: Utilizing footage from the BBC Planet Earth Series, we take a look at the wonder and majesty of God’s creation. Set to the song, „Creation Calls” by Brian Doerksen, this stunning glimpse of God’s masterpiece is meant to glorify Him and draw the mind to new places of intimacy with Him. VIDEO by The Branch

In awe of God’s Creation – A retreating thunderstorm at sunset – O furtuna se retrage in amurgul serii – Coplesit de crestia lui Dumnezeu

Iunie / June Alberta, Canada

Photo credit Amazing Sky Photography via NASA

What type of cloud is that? This retreating cumulonimbus cloud, more commonly called a thundercloud, is somewhat unusual as it contains the unusual bumpiness of a mammatus cloud on the near end, while simultaneously producing falling rain on the far end. Taken in mid-June in southern Alberta, Canada, the cloud is moving to the east, into the distance, as the sun sets in the west, behind the camera. In the above image, graphic sunset colors cross the sky to give the already photogenic cloud striking orange and pink hues. A darkening blue sky covers the background. Further in the distance, a rising, waxing, gibbous moon is visible on the far right.

Genesis vs. Revelation – Chuck Missler

Interesting contrast from Chuck Missler’s commentary on the book of Genesis. VIDEO by Koinonia House

Genesis                                     Revelation

  • Earth Created                           Earth passed away
  • Sun to govern day                  No need for sun
  • Darkness He called night-    No night there
  • Waters He called seas            No more sea
  • A river for earth’s blessing    A river for New Earth
  • Earth’s government mentioned – Earth’s judgment
  • Man made in God’s image    Man headed by Satan’s image
  • Entrance of sin                          End of sin
  • Curse pronounced                  No more curse
  • Death entered                          No more death
  • Man driven out of Eden        Man restored
  • Tree of life guarded                 Right to the tree of life
  • Sorrow & suffering enter       No more sorrow
  • Nimrod founds Babylon        Babylon falls
  • God’s flood to destroy evil generation – Satan’s flood to destroy the elect generation
  • A bow: God’s promise(9:13)  A bow for remembrance (4:3;10:1)
  • A confederation vs/ Abraham’s people – A confederation vs. Abraham’s seed
  • A bride for Abraham’s son    A bride for Abraham’s seed
  • Marriage of the first Adam   Marriage of the last Adam
  • Man’s dominion ceased & Satan’s begun – Satan’s domain ended and man’s restored

One integrated design from Genesis to Revelation. The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed, the Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed.

In awe of God’s Creation: Catch the Shower of Stars in the sky (Perseids) on 11-12 August (Watch it live on NASA’s stream)

Photo credit www.accuweather.com Night sky watcher David Kingham took this photo of the Perseid meteor shower from Snowy Range in Wyoming on August 12, 2012. Credit: David Kingham/DavidKinghamPhotography

Story via http://www.nasa.gov/

Enjoy a summer evening of sky watching! The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of Aug. 11-12. Rates can get as high as 100 per hour, with many fireballs visible in the night sky. Early in the evening, a waxing crescent moon will interfere slightly with this year’s show, but it will have set by the time of the best viewing, just before dawn. The best opportunity to see Perseids is during the dark, pre-dawn hours of Aug. 12.

On the night of Aug. 10-11 – the night before the shower’s peak – join NASA in a live Web chat to watch the Perseids. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke and Danielle Moser and Rhiannon Blaauw from the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center will answer your questions. To join, return to this page on Aug. 10 from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. EDT, then log in to join the chat. (Convert to your local time here)

At this link below, there will be a live broadcast of the skies over Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Perseid meteor shower has started, peaking on the night of Aug. 11-12. The live feed is an alternative for stargazers caught with bad weather or light-polluted night skies. The camera activates at full dusk (approx. 9 p.m. EDT). During the day you will either see a dark gray box or pre-recorded footage.

LINK to LIVE BROADCAST: Go the the Marshall Space Flight Center Ustream channel

How to See Perseid Meteors
For optimal viewing, find an open sky  because Perseid meteors come across the sky from all directions. Lie on the ground and look straight up into the dark sky. Again, it is important to be far away from artificial lights. Your eyes can take up to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness, so allow plenty of time for your eyes to dark-adapt.

About the Perseids
The Perseids have been observed for at least 2,000 years and are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. Each year in August, the Earth passes through a cloud of the comet’s debris. These bits of ice and dust – most over 1,000 years old – burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere to create one of the best meteor showers of the year. The Perseids can be seen all over the sky, but the best viewing opportunities will be across the northern hemisphere. Those with sharp eyes will see that the meteors radiate from the direction of the constellation Perseus.

Read more here – http://www.nasa.gov/

In awe of God’s Creation – Earth’s gold may come from collisions of dead stars – Moartea unor stele a dat naştere aurului de pe Pământ

Photo credit spacefellowship.com

ENGLISH –  All of the gold on Earth might have come from cosmic crashes between superdense dead stars, new research suggests. (Photo on right of dying star via universe-beauty.com)

The origin of the universe’s gold is mysterious, since it’s not formed within stars like lighter elements such as carbon and iron. But the mystery may now be solved, as a new study posits that the collision of two neutron stars — the tiny, incredibly dense cores of exploded stars — could catalyze the creation of the valuable metal.

„We estimate that the amount of gold produced and ejected during the merger of the two neutron stars may be as large as 10 moon masses — quite a lot of bling!” lead author Edo Berger, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), said in a statement. „To paraphrase Carl Sagan, we are all star stuff, and our jewelry is colliding-star stuff.” [Two Neutron Stars Collide (Video)]

Berger and his colleagues studied a short gamma-ray burst — a class of explosions that are among the most luminous known in the universe — spotted by NASA’s Earth-orbiting Swift spacecraft in early June.

Called GRB 130603B, the gamma-ray burst was located about 3.9 billion light-years from Earth and lasted for less than two-tenths of a second. In the aftermath of the burst, scientists noticed that the explosion gave way to a gradually fading glow dominated by infrared light.

The research team thinks the burst’s glow comes from „exotic radioactive elements,” which can be spawned by the neutron-rich material thrown out into the universe by colliding neutron stars.

„We’ve been looking for a ‘smoking gun’ to link a short gamma-ray burst with a neutron star collision,” co-author Wen-fai Fong, a CfA graduate student, said in a statement. „The radioactive glow from GRB 130603B may be that smoking gun.”

Gold is rare on Earth because it’s rare in the universe. In all, the team expects that the gamma-ray burst ejected about one one-hundredth of a solar mass of material, with some of it being gold.

„By combining the estimated gold produced by a single short GRB with the number of such explosions that have occurred over the age of the universe, all the gold in the cosmos might have come from gamma-ray bursts,” CfA officials wrote in a press release July 17.

The new study has been submitted to the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. Berger presented the results today during a press conference at the CfA in Cambridge, Mass.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com Photo below via spacefellowship.com – This image of NGC 2440 shows the colourful “last hurrah” of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the centre.

O stea de marimea soarelui nostru moare (spacefellowship.com)

ROMANIAN – Originea aurului din Univers este enigmatică, de vreme ce el nu se formează în stele obişnuite, precum elementele mai uşoare, ca fierul şi carbonul. Un studiu recent propune o ipoteză explicativă: întrega cantitate de aur existentă pe Terra îşi are originea în coliziunile nucleelor superdense ale unor stele moarte.

Ciocnirile unor stele neutronice – nucleele extrem de dense ale unor stele care au explodat – ar putea cataliza formarea metalului preţios.

„Cantitatea de aur produsă şi expulzată în timpul contopirii a două stele neutronice ar putea fi de 10 ori cât masa Lunii”, estimează Edo Berger, de la Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), conducătorul studiului.

Cercetătorii au studiat o explozie de raze gamma – un tip de explozie care se numără printre cele mai „strălucitoare” din Univers, deoarece emite o cantitate enormă de radiaţii -, observată de sonda orbitală Swift a NASA în luna iunie a acestui an.

Explozia de raze gamma, numitpă GRB 130603B, este localizată la cca. 3,9 miliarde de ani-lumină de Pământ şi a durat mai puţin de două zecimi de secundă. După eveniment, cercetătorii au observat că explozia a dat naştere unei luminozităţi care scădea treptat în intensitate şi era dominată de lumina infraroşie.

Specialiştii cred că această strălucire luminoasă provine de la „elemente radioactive exotice”, care s-ar fi putut forma din materia bogată în neutroni împrăştiată în Univers prin coliziuniea a două stele neutronice.

Aurul est rar pe Pământ deoarece este rar în Univers, în general. În ansamblu, cercetătorii estimează că impactul stelelor ar fi expulzat o cantitate de materie egală cu aproximativ o zecime din masa Soarelui, din care o parte ar putea fi aur.

Combinând estimările cantităţii de aur produse într-o singură explozie de raze gamma cu numărul de astfel de explozii care au avut loc de-a lungul existenţei Universului, se poate conchide că tot aurul din Univers ar putea proveni din astfel de explozii de raze gamma, cred cercetătorii.

sursa Descopera.Ro

In awe of God’s creation – This weekend’s SuperMoon – SuperLuna din acest weekend – Coplesit de creatia lui Dumnezeu

Photo via news.nationalgeographic.com

ROMANIAN – SuperLuna, fenomen astronomic care are loc la fiecare 14 luni, în timpul căruia satelitul natural al planetei noastre se află în faza de Lună plină şi va apărea mai mare şi mai strălucitor decât în oricare altă noapte din 2013, va avea loc în acest weekend, pe 23 iunie. Pe 23 iunie, Luna va apărea mai mare şi mai strălucitoare ca de obicei şi se va afla la cea mai mică distanţă faţă de Terra din întregul an – 356.991 de kilometri.

În timpul fenomenului de SuperLună, Pământul, Soarele şi Luna sunt aliniate – Terra aflându-se între Lună şi Soare. Forţele gravitaţionale exercitate pe Terra de Lună şi Soare determină creşterea şi scăderea mareelor, fapt care i-a determinat pe „alarmişti” să creadă că există o legătură între SuperLună şi calamităţile naturale. Potrivit NASA, mareele din timpul fenomenului de SuperLună sunt doar cu câţiva centimetri mai înalte decât cele produse în nopţile obişnuite. În 2013 au mai fost deja câteva SuperLuni, însă niciuna dintre ele nu s-a produs în timpul fazei de Lună plină. SURSA Mediafax.ro


Skies over the Desert Southwest and the lower Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will offer the clearest views of the supermoon. Moon rise Sunday June 23 7:33 am full strawberry moon.

 Photo via www.scientificamerican.com. A so-called supermoon will rise in the east at sunset on Saturday. A supermoon occurs when the moon is slightly closer to Earth than it typically is, and the effect is most noticeable when it occurs at the same time as a full moon, according to James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year, according to astronomy website EarthSky. It’s also the moon’s closest encounter with Earth in all of 2013. So it’s not just a supermoon — it’s the closest supermoon of the half-dozen or so that will occur this year, EarthSky reports.

The word supermoon was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle, says AccuWeather’s Mark Paquette. Nolle used the term to describe a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth. The moon will pass within about 221,000 miles from the Earth on Saturday night, compared with its „typical” distance of about 238,000 miles. Garvin says the moon may seem bigger, although the difference in its distance from Earth is only a few percent. For instance, the moon on Saturday night will appear 12% to 14% larger than it will next month.

The moon’s effect on ocean tides is higher during a supermoon than any other time, so expect higher and lower tides than usual, reports Sean Breslin of the Weather Channel. (The high tide this weekend is also known as a „king” tide.) There is no connection between the supermoon and earthquakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

„If you’re looking for a more thrilling lunar event, a larger supermoon is expected on Sept. 28, 2015, and the largest supermoon until 2034 will occur on Nov. 14, 2016,” Breslin says. The Desert Southwest and the lower Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will have the clearest skies for viewing the supermoon, according to a forecast from AccuWeather.

The Upper Midwest will have the poorest conditions, since rain and thunderstorms are forecast across that region overnight, AccuWeather reports. Showers will also affect part of the Northwest and pockets of the Plains and Deep South, but will die out as the night goes on. The rest of the USA will have times of clear skies with patchy clouds obstructing views at times. SOURCE – USA Today

A SuperMoon is set to occur in the weekend of June 23rd, 2013. The video below explains that when the Full Moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth, we get a „Supermoon’ also known as the Perigee Full Moon. The full Moon appeared about 14% larger and 30% brighter than others on May 5, 2012. VIDEO by VideoFromSpace

What Is A Supermoon?

In Awe of Gods Creation – Hurricanes on Planet Saturn – Uragan pe planeta Saturn – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

Photo via Descopera.Ro

ENGLISH – Just to give you an idea as to how incredibly huge our universe is, did you know it takes planet Saturn 30 years to make one single full orbit around the sun?

This narrated video below is about a hurricane-like storm seen at Saturn’s north pole by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Cassini has been in orbit around Saturn for 9 years and we’ve been following this hexagon which surrounds the north pole.

It’s bigger than 2 Earths, and it’s a wandering jet stream. But it’s been winter in the north. So we have not been able to see what’s at the center of the hexagon. But now it’s spring. And what we’ve found at the center of the hexagon is a Saturn hurricane. This is a view from directly over the north pole, which is made possible by the orbit of the spacecraft which is now taking us over the pole. The winds are flowing at 300 miles an hour, which is 4 times hurricane force. The fluffy white clouds in the center are about the size of Texas. We can use special filters to measure the heights of the clouds. The red are low clouds and the green are high clouds.

We call it a Saturn hurricane because it has the eye, it has the high winds, but it’s different from an Earth hurricane because it’s locked to the north pole. And unlike a terrestrial hurricane there’s no ocean underneath.

And that’s one of the puzzles we’re trying to figure out. from NASA Photo below Wiki Media

ROMANIAN – Ca sa va dati seama ce mare este universul nostru, a-ti stiut ca Saturn are nevoie de 30 de ani pentru a realiza un ciclu complet în jurul Soarelui?

In Video – Uragan fara ocean/apa: NASA îi spune „Trandafirul”, însă în ciuda numelui ce inspiră delicateţe este vorba despre o furtună de mari proporţii ce a avut loc la polul nord de pe Saturn. „Ochiul” furtunii are un diametru de peste 2.011 kilometri, de 20 de ori mai mare decât un „ochi” al unui uragan de pe Pământ. Vântul din ochiul acestei furtuni are şi el o viteză de patru ori mai mare decât cel de pe Terra.

Uimitoarea imagine ce surprinde vârtejul a fost colorată pentru ca privitorii să poată deosebi cu uşurinţă norii de la altitudine mică (coloraţi în roşu) de cei de la altitudine mare (coloraţi cu verde). Specialiştii NASA au estimat că norii aflaţi pe marginea vârtejului circulă cu o viteză de 531 km/h. „Uraganul se învârte în interiorul unui model meteo mare şi misterios, cu şase laturi, cunoscut sub numele de hexagon”, susţine NASA. Analiza realizată de Agenţie relevă că furtuna, aflându-se la poli şi neavând unde să se deplaseze,  se învârtea probabil în acelaşi loc de mulţi ani.

Imaginea a fost realiză de Cassini în încercarea de a surprinde polul nord al lui Saturn cât mai bine. Trecând de echinocţiu în 2009, polul este acum scăldat de lumina Soarelui. Din cauză că Saturn are nevoie de 30 de ani pentru a realiza un ciclu complet în jurul Soarelui, echinocţiul are loc odată la 15 ani. De aceea, ultima imagine în care polul nord al planetei a fost luminat de soare a fost realizată în 1981 de Voyager 2. Descopera.ro VIDEO by JPLnews

In Awe of God’s Creation – A spectacular time lapse video of the EARTH – Un video extraordinar de la NASA cu pamantul nostru

earth pamantul

I can watch a hundred of these videos and never lose my awe for the breathtaking views of the earth. And it always reminds me of breathtaking Scriptures. Today it reminds me of Jeremiah 32:17:

Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.”

See the United States at the 1:30 minute mark. See Italy at the 2:20 minute mark.Then photos sweep over the UK and Europe.

Time-Lapse | Earth from Bruce W. Berry Jr on Vimeo.

All Time-lapse sequences were taken by the astronaunts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) (Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!) All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by myself. Clips were then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec.

Some interesting tidbits about the ISS. It orbits the planet about once every 90 mins and is about 350 Km/217 miles. The yellow/greenish line that you see over the earth is Airgolw.

Hope you all enjoy it and thanks for watching!

P.S. It would be a dream to actually be up there in the ISS. Btw NASA, if you need a Biochemistry Ph.D to do some work for you up there, I’m your man, LOL!

Music: „Manhatta” composed & performed by “The Cinematic Orchestra”
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Edited by: Bruce W. Berry @ Website: bruce-wayne-photography.com/

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Footage Note: The slower video represents a closer resemblance to the true speed of the International Space Station; this footage was shot at one frame per second. Clips are all marked with an *.

Locations of Footage in the order they appear:

1. A Jump over the Terminator
2. Sarychev Volcano
3. From Turkey to Iran*
4. Hurricane Irene Hits the US
5. Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean Through the Cupola*
6. Central Great Plains at Night*
7. Aurora Borealis over the North Atlantic Ocean*
8. Aurora Borealis from Central U.S.*
9. Up the East Coast of North America*
10. Myanmar to Malaysia*
11. Western Europe to Central India
12. Middle East to the South Pacific Ocean
13. Aurora Borealis over Europe*
14. City Lights over Middle East*
15. European City Lights*
16. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
17. Moonglow over Canada and Northern U.S.*
18. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (1)
19. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (2)
20. Stars from the Pacific Ocean (3)
21. Stars and the Milky Way over the Atlantic*
22. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (1)
23. The Milky Way and Storms over Africa (2)


Fotografii ale celor mai inedite puncte ale Terrei de la NASA

Agenţia spaţială americană NASA a publicat o carte de excepţie, cu fotografii ale celor mai inedite puncte ale Terrei, văzute din spaţiu, pe care o oferă gratuit, în format electronic.

Foto: NASA„Această carte celebrează frumuseţea Pământului, manifestată în tiparele, formele, culorile şi texturile pământului, ale oceanelor, gheţurilor şi atmosferei,” anunţă NASA în descrierea cărţii care cuprinde 75 de imagini uluitoare realizate cu ajutorul sateliţilor Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1 şi Aqua.

Datorită senzorilor cu care sunt dotaţi aceşti sateliţi, imaginile arată mai mult decât se poate vedea cu ochiul liber. Ele au fost realizate „mai degrabă pentru a satisface privirea observatorului decât pentru interpretarea lor ştiinţifică”, spun reprezentanţii NASA.

Cartea poate fi descărcată gratuit, în două variante: Earth As Art (format .pdf) şi Earth As Art (aplicaţie de iPad).

sursa http://www.semneletimpului.ro

When man first saw planet earth – Astronauts Describe The ‘Overview Effect’ That Transformed Their Minds

„He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it. The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke. By his power he churned up the sea…. By his breath the skies become fair…. And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! How then can we understand the thunder of his power?” (Job 26:7-9, 11-14)

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

A short film released by Planetary Collective called „OVERVIEW” has some interviews and some fantastic video footage, with astronauts who described their experience seeing Earth from space.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com Because this is a wide screen movie, it is best watched in full screen vimeo_fullscreen_btn

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

NASA: Coming 2013 – Solar Maximum – Semne in cer pentru anul 2013

Photo source – sursa pozei NASA picture of the day

Expertii spun ca in 2013 se va petrece evenimentul ‘Solar Max’ care se intampla tot la 11 ani. In anul 2013 se prevad multe furtuni geomagnetice si va fi o activitate sporita de ‘aurore’ cum nu a mai fost de multa vreme. Deja s-a evidentiat activitatea in weekendul de 14 Iulie cand pentru 14 ore s-a vazut aurora in mai multe locuri pentru un timp de 36 de ore…vezi video (5 min)

Experts say ‘Solar Max’ is due in the year 2013. When it arrives the peak of its 11 year sun spot cycle will bring more solar flares, more coronal mass ejections, more geomagnetic storms and more auroras than we have experienced in quite some time.  On the weekend of July 14, 2012 skywatchers around the world got a taste of things to come. It was mid Saturday in North America when a coronal mass ejection or CME crashed into earth’s magnetic field and triggered the most sustained display of auroras in years. For more than 36 hours, magnetic storms circled earth’s poles, northern lights spilled across the Canadian border to the United States as far south as California, Colorado, Kansas and Arkansas. In the SOuthern hemisphere skies turned red in Tasmania and New Zealand, while the aurora australis pirouetted around the South Pole. The source of the CME was giant sun spot…. see video for rest (5 min)

Published on Jul 19, 2012 by 

In awe of God’s creation – Photo of Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights (What are these mysterious lights?)

Northern lights over Ireland – Aurora peste Irlanda

The northern lights, one of several astronomical phenomena called polar lights (aurora polaris), are shafts or curtains of colored light visible on occasion in the night sky.

Polar lights (aurora polaris) are a natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres that can be truly awe inspiring. Northern lights are also called by their scientific name,aurora borealis, and southern lights are called aurora australis.

Sten Odenwald, author of The 23rd cycle, learning to live with a stormy star (New York, Columbia University Press, c2001), provides insight to how northern lights are formed:

The origin of the aurora begins on the surface of the sun when solar activity ejects a cloud of gas. Scientists call this a coronal mass ejection (CME). If one of these reaches earth, taking about 2 to 3 days, it collides with the Earth’s magnetic field. This field is invisible, and if you could see its shape, it would make Earth look like a comet with a long magnetic ‘tail’ stretching a million miles behind Earth in the opposite direction of the sun.

When a coronal mass ejection collides with the magnetic field, it causes complex changes to happen to the magnetic tail region. These changes generate currents of charged particles, which then flow along lines of magnetic force into the Polar Regions. These particles are boosted in energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and when they collide with oxygen and nitrogen atoms, they produce dazzling auroral light.

Odenwald further tells us „Aurora are beautiful, but the invisible flows of particles and magnetism that go on at the same time can damage our electrical power grid and satellites operating in space. This is why scientists are so keen to understand the physics of aurora and solar storms, so we can predict when our technologies may be affected.”

Can I see them anywhere?
Yes. Although more frequent at higher latitudes, closer to the poles (such as in Canada, Alaska, Antarctica), they have been seen closer to the equator as far south as Mexico. To view them, look in the direction of the closest pole (the northern horizon in the northern hemisphere, the southern horizon in the southern hemisphere).

Can I see them at any time of the year?
Yes. In some areas, such as Alaska or Greenland, they may be visible most nights of the year. And they occur at any time of the day, but we can’t see them with the naked eye unless it’s dark.

What causes the colors and patterns?
Colors and patterns are from the types of ions or atoms being energized as they collide with the atmosphere and are affected by lines of magnetic force. Displays may take many forms, including rippling curtains, pulsating globs, traveling pulses, or steady glows. Altitude affects the colors. Blue violet/reds occur below 60 miles (100 km), with bright green strongest between 60-150 miles (100-240 km). Above 150 miles (240 km) ruby reds appear.

Fun Facts about northern lights:

  • According to Neil Bone (The aurora: sun-earth interactions, 1996), the term aurora borealis–northern dawn–is jointly credited to have first been used by Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655) and Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who both witnessed a light display on Sept. 12, 1621. However, Bone also includes a description of the northern lights made 1,000 years prior by Gregory of Tours (538-594.) It included the phrase, „… so bright that you might have thought that day was about to dawn.”
  • Auroras have been observed since ancient times.
  • The height of the displays can occur up to 1000 km (620 miles), although most are between 80-120 km.
  • Auroras tend to be more frequent and spectacular during high solar sunspot activity, which cycles over approximately eleven years.
  • Some displays are particularly spectacular and widespread and have been highlighted in news accounts. Examples include auroral storms of August-September, 1859, Feb 11, 1958, (lights 1250 miles wide circled the Arctic from Oregon to New Hampshire) and March 13, 1989, (the whole sky turned a vivid red and the aurora was seen in Europe and North America as far south as Cuba).
  • Legends abound in northern cultures to explain the northern lights. Some North American Inuit call the aurora aqsarniit(“football players”) and say the spirits of the dead are playing football with the head of a walrus. Often legends warn children that the lights might come down and snatch them away.
  • June 1896, Norwegian Kristian Birkeland, the “father of modern auroral science,” suggested the theory that electrons from sunspots triggered auroras.
  • Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada) is the capital for aurora tourism.
  • The earliest known account of northern lights appears to be from a Babylonian clay tablet from observations made by the official astronomers of King Nebuchadnezzar II, 568/567 BC.
  • Some people claim to hear noises associated with the northern lights, but documenting this phenomenon has been difficult.
  • source – The Library of Congress – Fun facts  http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/northernlights.html

In awe of God’s creation – Venus travels in front of the sun – Planeta Venus traverseaza in fata soarelui

In Awe of God’s creation PAGE here

A rarity: Venus transit in front of the sun – Planeta Venus trece in fata soarelui
This video is public domain and can be downloaded at:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010996/index.html Subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD podcast: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html
Published on Jun 6, 2012 by 
Romanian: Maiestria lui Dumnezeu in ordinea universului. Planeta Venus trece in fata soarelui doar de doua ori la fiecare suta de ani. Cu ochiul liber (protejat de echipament special) planeta se vede doar ca un disc negru cand trece prin fata soarelui. Au fost inregistrate doar 6 de „transits” (treceri prin fata soarelui) de cand s-a inventat telescopul in anii urmatori – 1631 si 1639, 1761 si 1769, 1874 si 1882, 2004 si 2012 (Iunie 5) (Notite din al doilea video) Primul video este filmat folosind „lungimi de unde ultraviolete extreme şi o parte a spectrului vizibil”.
English: What’s Up for June? It won’t happen again until December 2117. On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit(pass in front of) the face of the sun in an event of both historical and observational importance. First video shows Venus’ transit and the second video explains it.
Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun’s atmosphere, magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. SDO provides images with resolution 8 times better than high-definition television and returns more than a terabyte of data each day.On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event–the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event lasted approximately 6 hours and happens in pairs eight years apart, which are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum. The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the orange sun is filtered visible light. 304 and 171 show the atmosphere of the sun, which does not appear in the visible part of the spectrum.
The link below takes you to a video which gives a 2 minute explanation of this event:



Important: Human Heart Recall


The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

This defect has been technically termed „Subsequential Internal Non-Morality,” or more commonly known as SIN, as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:

1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is


Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download REMISSION from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:

1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will need to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!


Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by „kneemail”.


In Awe of Creation – NASA | Massive Solar Flare March 6th – Eruptie Solara

Un exemplu de „semne in cer….”

This movie of the March 6, 2012 X5.4 flare was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in the 171 and 131 Angstrom wavelength. One of the most dramatic features is the way the entire surface of the sun seems to ripple with the force of the eruption. This movement comes from something called EIT waves – because they were first discovered with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) on the Solar Heliospheric Observatory. Since SDO captures images every 12 seconds, it has been able to map the full evolution of these waves and confirm that they can travel across the full breadth of the sun. The waves move at over a million miles per hour, zipping from one side of the sun to the other in about an hour. The movie shows two distinct waves. The first seems to spread in all directions; the second is narrower, moving toward the southeast. Such waves are associated with, and perhaps trigger, fast coronal mass ejections, so it is likely that each one is connected to one of the two CMEs that erupted on March 6.

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In awe of His creation – Video of planet earth – filmare din spatiu a planetei noastre (25 min)

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Images in HD quality taken by the optical and radar instruments on board European Space Agency’s Envisat Satellite orbiting 800 km above the Earth.

Imagini de calitate ‘high definition’ de la Agentia de Spatiu din Europa, luate prin satelit la 800 de kilometri inaltime.

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