Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Building walls and
finding compromises

In the energies of a New Moon 9° Virgo Solar Eclipse

Trump was invited to Mexico City today to speak with President Enrique Pena Nieto, hours before he is to give a speech on immigration in Phoenix. It should be interesting to see how this pans out. CNN report

September 1, 2016

New Moon 9° Virgo Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico   APOD - August 31, 2016

Explaining the image above ... In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moon's disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 2.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on 2012 May 20 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Thursday another annular solar eclipse becomes visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar.