MvL Coasters. Soon to be available for order at highcotton.com (will post when there’s a link), and at our party at Deco Raleigh, May First Friday.
Day 14/100 - this face and smile is the epitome of happy #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy
Day 13/100 - brackets set for hockey playoffs. I have Warriors winning the Kelly, Stars winning the Calder, and the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup. #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #Hockey
F.Scott Fitzgerald on We Heart It
Day 12/100 trees in the park. #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #sunshine #mothernature
Day 11/100. Nick da Dawg doing what comes natural, stalking squirrels. #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #NoFilter #nickdadawg
Day 10/100. 1st drink since St Pats Wknd. #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #Beer30 #SelfImposedDetox
40 miles in 16 days! Gave myself a month but knocked it out it half the time!! Woot! #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #FitOrFat
It’s NHL playoffs time! #HowDoesItGetAnyBetterThanThis? #100DaysOfHappy #Happy #Hockey #BecauseItsTheCup #NHLPlayoffs
Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka
Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion’s well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion Nebula itself is off the right edge of this colorful star field. The well-framed, wide-field telescopic image spans about 4 degrees on the sky.
Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)
Geminid Meteors over Chile
From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth over the past few weeks. Recorded near the shower’s peak over the night of December 13 and 14, the above skyscape captures Gemini’s shooting stars in a four-hour composite from the dark skies of the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. In the foreground the 2.5-meter du Pont Telescope is visible as well as the 1-meter SWOPE telescope. The skies beyond the meteors are highlighted by Jupiter, seen as the bright spot near the image center, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, seen vertically on the image left, and the pinkish Orion Nebula on the far left. Dust swept up from the orbit of active asteroid 3200 Phaethon, Gemini’s meteors enter the atmosphere traveling at about 22 kilometers per second.
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)