Micah Mackay

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The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

1000 Photos, 36 keepers

This is a 30 min preview of the 4+ hour post-processing landscape tutorial from New Zealand. We recently had people came from all over the world to …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Unpacked

Featured<p>FeaturedWonderings: what can you do about overtourism?Overtourism is a huge problem for destinations like Venice – but travellers can make a positive difference by carefully considering when and where they go.…<p>Behind the scenesFREE mini-guides: London, Warsaw, Charleston and Norway's …

Travel

Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

The biggest, brightest full moon of the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you're swept up in the "supermoon" hype.<p>Some say the supermoon ranks as "one of the biggest celestial events of the year." …

Holidays in Australia: 10 great trips, festivals and places to stay

<b>TRIPS</b><p>Diving and conservation, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland<p>A new National Geographic diving course combines exploration of the Great Barrier Reef …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Man and his Elephant

Some pets are universal – dogs and cats, for instance, are found in households around the globe. Then there are certain pets that are pretty specific …

UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files

Britain's Ministry of Defense finished up its release of almost 60 years' worth of UFO sighting reports on Friday with a bang: a 4,300-page cache of documents that describe strange sights over Stonehenge and Parliament, and lay out the reason why the ministry shut down its UFO desk three and a half …

APOD: Perigee's Full Moon (2013 Jun 22) Image Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130622.html Explanation: A big, bright, beautiful Full Moon will rise at sunset on Sunday. Its exact full phase (June 23, 11:32 UT) will occur shortly before it reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit, and make it the largest Full Moon of 2013. But such circumstances are not very rare. The full lunar phase falls near the Moon's orbit perigee about every 14 lunar months. That means the following Full Perigee Moon will be on August 10, 2014, the 14th Full Moon after June 23. On May 5, 2012, 14 Full Moons ago, this inspired telescopic night skyscape captured the Full Perigee Moon rising over Cape Sounion, Greece and the ancient Temple of Poseidon. http://www.perseus.gr/ http://twanight.org/Ayiomamitis Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130622 #APOD #TWAN