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All the Colours in Clay

My finds out in the clay-verse seem to have a common theme: rich, beautiful colours. There was lots of amazing colour in the flickr-stream for clay …

Red Clay and Blue Solar Make a Powerful, Gorgeous Roof

Italy’s Area Industrie Ceramiche makes the Tegolasolare solar tiles that are cleverly designed to look every bit as traditional as antique clay tiles …

Terracotta statues

Self-Watering Terracotta Planter

0 Comments<p>Black thumbs like myself may be happy to hear about these self-watering terracotta planters I recently came upon. Designed by Joey Roth, …

First day of spring 2013: The sun says new season, despite lingering winter cold for some

It still feels like winter in many parts of the country, but Earth’s orbit says otherwise.<p>At 7:02 a.m. EDT this Wednesday (March 20), astronomical winter ends as spring officially begins in Earth’s northern hemisphere.<p>Astronomically, the spring equinox marks the moment at which Earth’s axis tilts …

GOES satellite sees Earth at equinox

Earth's 23.5-degree tilt almost always ensures that the northern and the southern halves of our planet get unequal amounts of solar energy, with longer nights in winter and bigger stretches of sunlight in summer. Twice a year, however, both hemispheres get equal amounts of light, with equal …

Equinox sunrise

East … the direction of sunrise, new beginnings, springtime! Happy equinox to all.<p>On our Facebook page, we’re getting equinox sunrise photos from …

Astronomy

The spring equinox from space

At 7:02 a.m. this morning, spring officially sprung. Just 43 minutes later, NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite acquired this beautiful view of Earth.<p>The spring equinox signifies the moment in time in which equal amounts of the sun’s energy reaches the northern and southern hemisphere. The even distribution …

equinox

An equinox is a day when the sun is in its zenith over the Equator, and the Earth experiences days and nights of generally equal length. There are two equinoxes in a year: around March 21 and around Sept. 22.<p>In the Northern Hemisphere, March 21 is the spring or vernal equinox. September 22 is the …

Astronomy

Paganism and Wicca

Summer Solstice 2013: Why It's the First Day of Summer

This year's summer solstice will be followed by the year's largest supermoon.<p>Summer officially begins this week as the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. For Americans, summer will begin either on Thursday or Friday—depending on which time zone you live in.<p>That's because the timing …