Saturn’s hexagon is a persisting six sided cloud pattern around the north pole of the planet. It is created by a band of upper-atmospheric winds, and the sides of it are about 13,800 km (8,600 mi) long, which is longer than the Earth’s diameter. There’s a hurricane swirling within the hexagon.
(Images by the Cassini spacecraft)
• 7 December 2013 • 6,493 notes
Fire from a burning building being sucked into a tornado.
get out of there fireman what are you doing
there’s a tornado
I can’t stop laughing at this fireman
he’s just standing there going
“well darn, look at that.
(Source: goldenerschnitt, via thingswilllookbetterinthemorning)
• 6 December 2013 • 385,917 notes
The adorable Canadian marble fox
I’m stealing this from canada
it’s canada, if you ask nicely they’ll probably just give it to you
canada, may we pleasepleaseplease have a couple hundred of these babies
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The Perigee is the point in the moon’s orbit at which it’s closest to Earth
Photographed at midnight in Tuktoyaktuk, Canada by Francis Anderson (May 5th, 2012)
• 5 December 2013 • 8,635 notes
NYC Cameron Davidson
Man: “what does the city look like where you’re flying above the rooftops?”
• 5 December 2013 • 1,303 notes
awkwardsituationist: maxime the stylite monk has lived in a monastery atop georgia’s 131 foot katskhi pillar for twenty years. maxime, who at 59 needs twenty minutes to make the climb down (third photo), said, “since i was a child i dreamed of settling on the top of this pillar as other hermits did in ancient times.” as a young man, maxime led a life of crime, but decided with his release from prison to start a new life, take his monastic vows and climb the pillar, which he has lived on since 1993. though no one knows exactly how or why, the monastery was built sometime between the sixth and eight century. the pillar had sat idly since the 15th century when the ottomans invaded georgia. no one had even been to the top for centuries until an alpinist climbed it and found the skeleton of a monk in 1944. photos by levan nioradze and amos chapple
• 5 December 2013 • 1,976 notes