Circumhorizontal arc over Ohio, May 2009.
For a circumhorizontal arc to be visible, the Sun must be at least 58 degrees high in a sky where cirrus clouds are present. Furthermore, the numerous, flat, hexagonal ice-crystals that compose the cirrus cloud must be aligned horizontally to properly refract sunlight in a collectively similar manner.
Credit & Copyright: Todd Sladoje
what the hell this is adorable
We’re not like that bro
no we’re not
Fascinating Experiments in Physics
Sterling Publishing, NY [originally published in France as Experiences de Physique Amusante, 1975] [via stopping off place]
People watching a solar eclipse squint through smoked glass or film on Rebun Island in Japan, March 1949.
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
Modular Activities Program in Science, Houghton Mifflin, 1974
Pee-wee’s Playhouse interior. 1987
Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the children’s television show broadcast on CBS from 1986 to 1991, was modern and spectacular in every way. This quirky and ambitious Saturday-morning program was the only one of its time to incorporate live action with animation and puppetry. It was celebrated by critics and the popular press for its design elements (art direction, set design, costume design, graphics, and title design) as well as its original writing, music, and performances. The show’s dense and lively format was complemented by flat, high-key lighting and the set itself, which was primarily the work of production designer Gary Panter with Wayne White and Ric Heitzman. The playhouse, like the narrative structure it housed, is best characterized as pastiche, and a cast of regular characters was created from everyday objects. Through its unique environment and rich episode content, the show enraptured young viewers while shaking up conventional ideas about domesticity, consumerism, friendship, and imagination. Paul Reubens (Pee-wee) intended it to be educational, entertaining, and artistic. “I’m just trying to illustrate that it’s okay to be different,” he explained. “Not that it’s good, not that it’s bad, but that it’s all right. Tell kids to have a good time … be creative … question things.”
Learn more at MoMA.org/centuryofthechild
Japanese poster for Solyaris /Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)