Colorful light pillars
How can an aurora appear so near the ground? Pictured above are not aurora but nearby light pillars, a local phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground. During freezing temperatures, however, flat fluttering ice crystals may form near the ground in a form of light snow, sometimes known as a crystal fog. These ice crystals may then reflect ground lights in columns not unlike a Sun-pillar. In the above picture, the colorful lights causing the light pillars surround a ice-skating rink in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Image credit: Walter Tape (Alaska Fairbanks), Figure 8-1, Atmospheric Halos
Something long forgotten.
A tiny book, bound with love on a sunny summer afternoon three years ago. Sent back and fourth from California to Rhode Island, between my ex-boyfriend and I.
I don’t know what made me think of it today.
What a lovely thing to have created
Oksal Yesilok | http://behance.net/oksalyesilok
“This is a single deck of 54 cards and logo design by me appeared. Design flies, diamonds, hearts and spades instead of using symbols to understand the symbols has been to create new symbols. Based on the concept of logo design that I created whimsical illustrations that have identified and encouraged. In general, a certain lineart made using the technique of vector based graphics language that supported the program. Take the time to complete the printed version of the design lasted 3 months.”
Graphic designer based in Istanbul, Turkey. Focused on graphic design, illustration and typography.
Close up of a Llama eye
Those funny looking things around the iris are ‘iridic granules’ (or corpora nigra) and are used to block out light. They do this by interlocking and covering the center but leaving two openings for light on either side.
More photos at surenmanvelyan.com
This is mind-blowingly cool
Check out this new poster designed by Wendy Wiland! The first 1,000 will be signed by Hank Green himself, so pre-order yours while they’re still available!
Signed by Hank? Who does he think he is? ME?
(This is a beautiful poster and one of my favorite things Hank has ever said. Preorder here.)
Very nicely designed!
This is such an interesting project. I highly recommend that you click through to that link!