So you’re well aware of solar eclipses, where our own moon covers the sun, but did you know it can happen with Venus as well? The image above was captured in last year’s rare occurrence, and if you want to see it again, prepare to live until 2117.
Venus Replaces the Moon in Rare Eclipse
via Twisted Sifter
On March 15 of 2013, a massive solar flare burst from the sun. The energy blasted into space triggers the incredible colors we know as auroras.
Photographer Göran Strand compiled 2464 images to form an incredible video of the aurora seen from Östersund, Sweden.
Four Hours of Aurora Borealis in Three Minutes
Tomas Saraceno laid a circular solar foil and pinned it to the ground with sandbags. At dawn, artists were invited inside the inflated foil to experience a sunrise like no other!
Artist Uses Solar Foil to Create the World’s Greatest Sunrise
, Saraceno laid
Panasonic constructed 100,000 tiny solar powered LED spheres as part of its contribution to this year’s Tokyo Hotaru Festival. The spheres were created to resemble traditional fireflies that floated down the Sumida River.
LED Fireflies Illuminate Tokyo’s Sumida River