the first gif shows one full year of full moons between may 2005 and april 2006. its size at perigee (when nearest to us) and apogee (farthest from us) differs by more than 10%. the wobble, due to the moon’s elliptical orbit and slight axial tilt and inclination, is know as lunar libration. (this is not to be confused with lunar libation, which is fancy speak for moonshine.) the second gif shows the moon’s phase and libration during october of 2007.
George Harrison (via sun-hawk)
Natalya Zaloznaya (b. Minsk, Belarus)
- Little World, 2009-2010
paintings: acrylics on canvas
"For 21 years we tangled our minds and hearts together."
Laurie Anderson (via reqbat)
Patti Smith remembers her late friend Lou Reed: http://nyr.kr/16zPALy
“A complicated man, he encouraged our efforts, then turned and provoked me like a Machiavellian schoolboy. I would try to steer clear of him, but, catlike, he would suddenly reappear, and disarm me with some Delmore Schwartz line about love or courage.”
Illustration by Tom Bachtell.