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Water Hemisphere

Land and Water Hemispheres

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

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Earth Hemispheres

Hemisphere Map, Map of Western Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, Southern HemisphereHemisphere Map
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

Van Allen Radiation Belt

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

Earth Plasma Shield

Plasma shield: Natural shield protects Earth from harmful radiation belt
From Science Daily, November 26, 2014

Summary:
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 Stones

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

Praying to the Winds

Run away with me Michelle CurielAnemoi – Venti
From theoi.com

THE ANEMOI were the gods of the four directional winds–Boreas the North-Wind, Zephryos the West-Wind, Notos the South-Wind, and Euros the East-Wind. They were closely connected with the seasons : Boreas was the cold breath of winter, Zephyros the god of spring breezes, and Notos the god of summer rain-storms.

The Wind-Gods were represented as either winged, man-shaped gods, or horse-like divinities, which grazed the shores of the river Okeanos or were stabled in the caverns of Aiolos Hippotades, “the Horse-Reiner,” king of the winds. Continue reading

Naming the Wind

vortexWind – Definition
By wordiq.com

Classical wind names

In Greek mythology, the four winds were personified as gods. Roman writers gave them Latin names.

Note: the “north wind”, for example, is the wind that blows from the north, not towards it.

GreekLatin
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        Apeliotus or Euros – Volturnus or Vulturnus
south-west wind        Lips or Livos – Africus or Afer ventus Continue reading

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