The solar eclipse which was seen across the United States last week completely disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people. The eclipse is completely unavoidable, there is literally nothing humanity as a whole could do about it. It is a reminder of the relative insignificance of humanity as a whole – we may consider ourselves masters of Earth, but every now and then something will remind us of our true place in the Universe.
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Google Street View is an amazing tool that allows you to explore vast swathes of the world from the comfort of your own home.
There is a feature of Street View that I don’t believe a lot of people are aware of – the ability to view past street view images. This is a really neat feature that allows you to see just how much things can change over time.
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Have you ever been looking at the night sky, noticed an exceptionally bright star and wondered to yourself, “is that Jupiter?”
Or perhaps you have wondered if a certain planet is visible, and where in the sky it would be?
Continue reading “Casual Night Sky Observation Apps”