Land and Water Hemispheres, 1891
From University of South Florida
Description: A double hemisphere map of the world from 1891 showing the earth’s Land Hemisphere and Water Hemisphere.
“The accumulation of the land in the north and its separation in the south lead to a curious result — nearly all the land is collected in one hemisphere. If one point of a pair of compasses be placed at the Continue reading
25 of the Most Beautiful Crater Lakes in the World
From Travel Oven, 2014
Most of the big and not so big lakes – are not only a source of drinking water, but also important tourist attractions. Here is a list of wonderful 25 lakes in the world. We will show why they are remarkable and why you should see it.
In Indonesia, Lake Segara Anak, Mount Rinjani, Lombok.
Lake Toba, North Sumatra, World’s Largest Caldera Lake & the Site of the Toba Supervolcano that created the Ice Age. It is “the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.” Continue reading
From World Atlas
The planet’s four hemispheres are each shaded a dark gray. The Equator, that imaginary horizontal line at 0º degrees latitude at the center of the earth, divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The vertical imaginary line called the Prime Meridian, at 0º degrees longitude, and its twin line of longitude, opposite the Prime Meridian at 180º longitude, divides the earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Continue reading
Two giant belts of radiation surround Earth. The inner belt is dominated by electrons and the outer one by protons. Image courtesy of NASA
Earth’s radiation belt: Van Allen probes reveal ‘zebra stripes’ in space
From Science Daily, March 19, 2014
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resembles slanted zebra stripes. Surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth, previously considered incapable of affecting the motion of radiation belt particles, which have velocities approaching the speed of light. Continue reading
Plasma shield: Natural shield protects Earth from harmful radiation belt
From Science Daily, November 26, 2014
Researchers have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the planet’s equator, they can get no further than about 11,000 kilometers from the Earth’s surface — despite their intense energy.
High above Earth’s atmosphere, electrons whiz past at close to the speed of light. Such ultrarelativistic electrons, which make up the outer Continue reading
Sacred Stone Sites
Geomagnetic Energy Emissions at Sacred Stone Sites
By Jiro Olcott
Gilbert Le Cossec is a professional photographer who has spent many years developing techniques to capture images of Earth Energy emanating from sacred stones like Menhirs and Dolmens as well as old churches known to be built on top of megalithic sacred stone sites. The technique he developed, in the category of electro-photography, enables him to capture on film, non-visible sections of the electromagnetic spectrum. His technique is a development beyond the Kirlian photographic technique and is called Epiphanie. Continue reading
Wind – Definition
Classical wind names
In Greek mythology, the four winds were personified as gods. Roman writers later gave them Latin names.
Note: the “north wind”, for example, is the wind that blows from the north, not towards it.
Greek – Latin
north wind Boreas – Aquilo
south wind Notos – Auster
east wind Euros – Eurus
west wind Zephyros – Favonius
north-west wind Skiron or Skeiron – Caurus or Corus
north-east wind Kaikias – Caecius
south-east wind Euros or Apeliotus – Volturnus or Vulturnus
south-west wind Lips or Livos – Africus or Afer ventus Continue reading