Archive for April 1, 2017

Night sky guide for April 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

2017: What’s up in the night sky this April? Jupiter, king of the planets is visible all night long, and the Lyrids meteor shower peaks on April 22.

For more astronomy events near you, visit the Night Sky Network site at https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/

Kambalny Eruption Intensifies, Japan Eruptions Begin & Ice Volcanoes Great Lakes USA

Posted in 2017 with tags , on April 1, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

31 march 2017

The eruption at the Kambalny Volcano in eastern Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula continues to intensify.

The ash cloud now extends over 200 miles and rises 30,000+ in the air. Additionally underwater volcanoes erupt along the Mayonnaise Rocks ares south of Tokyo.

Then we have ice volcanoes in the great lakes of USA and ocean sea temperatures are very cool in the southern hemisphere

Canada: Polar bear photographed looking as if ‘praying’ next to cross

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A polar bear looks up at a cross in Wesleyville, N.L., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Ocean View Photography, Jessica Andrews

WESLEYVILLE, N.L. — Jessica Andrews was scanning through dozens of photos she took of a polar bear roaming around her backyard when she came across one that stopped her in her tracks.

The large animal was squatting beneath a white cross, its paws together and raised skyward as it looked up in a seemingly reverential pose.

“I didn’t notice it when I was taking them, but when I started to go through to edit them, oh my God, I was like, ’Holy crap, he’s praying!”’ the 22-year-old said from her home in Wesleyville, a shoreline community on Newfoundland’s central coast.

“I was amazed, I mean, beyond amazed.”

The slightly grainy photo shows the bear sitting on its haunches on a barren, snow-covered patch of rock as it looks up to the top of the white cross.

Andrews said she heard there was a polar bear on the small island behind her house soon after she arrived home from work at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She grabbed her camera and spotted the bear wandering around some old fishing boxes on the island before it slipped into the water and ventured over to a neighbouring island.

She kept shooting photos and watching the bear with binoculars, insisting that the curious animal was staring back at her. She said the bear then approached the cross, sniffed around the base and then put his paw on it as if to climb up the main beam.

“He stood up and put his paw on the cross and that’s the picture I took,” she said. “It was almost like he was staring right at me.”

Andrews, who had never seen a polar bear before, said it’s not uncommon for the animals to visit the area. She said the animal meandered around the islands and rolled in the snow before disappearing from view Wednesday evening.

“It looked like he was having so much fun and it made me happy!” she said, adding that she took about 200 photos of the bear.

Police have issued a warning to people in the area to stay away from the bear

Source on: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/03/30/polar-bear-photographed-praying-next-to-cross

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