Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London
Tyburn was an infamous execution spot west of London, used since medieval times. The Tyburn "tree" - a unique, multi-person gallows - erected in 1571 became a popular public spectacle, drawing crowds of thousands.Tyburn Tree blog is less blood-thirsty but hopefully topical, interesting and informative, if slightly bent to my personal topics of interest - books, writing, history, technology, with a smattering of politics and dash of pop culture, science and the downright strange. So "take a ride to Tyburn" and see what happens...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Orbital Blue

In case you haven't seen it, the ISS has added an live streaming orbital HD camera feed.  You can watch a birds-eye view of the ISS circling the globe in about 90 minutes.  Every 45 minutes you get to watch the sunrise or sunset, with the darkening terminator either fading away or marching inexorably towards you.

I recommend putting it on full-screen, HD and watching it roll on past.

It's a big planet.

As an added bonus, check out "The Long Swath", a 15 minute long, hypnotic pass filmed from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, that runs from southern Russia, down through the Middle East, East Africa and into Southern Africa.

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