Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sun, Moon, and Earth

Across Asia yesterday, millions of people watched the longest solar eclipse of the century. The Japanese broadcaster NHK posted some of the clearest and most spectacular video of the event.
Image source here.

The Canada-US border between Saskatchewan and Montana. The border is drawn along a line of latitude rather than following the landscape, so there is no basic difference in the land itself on either side. What's different is the consequences of land-use policy. Scroll left and right to travel hundreds of miles in either direction.