Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 9

In this group of photos, for some reason, I took a picture of the moon several times. These were done on my old iPhone 4, which didn’t have as good a camera as my current iPhone 5c. But most of my Instagram photos are with my old iPhone 4 anyway. I took a lot of sunset photos, and this group has one.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every 2 or 3 days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did.

Here are the photos:

Cooling mist in the station

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It's the moon again!

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Moon over the trees

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Upside down people?

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Bamboo unfiltered

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Mt Fuji from Futamatagawa

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Orange moon

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Biscuit

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Shin-Sugita station, Yokohama Seaside Line

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Futamatagawa sunset

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And now for the vote. Remember, vote for 2 to 4 photos.

Pluto Has Some Surprises

As the great George Takei would say, oh my.  NASA recently released images of Pluto from the New Horizons probe have revealed some details about the surface of Pluto. It’s the clearest view yet, and will only get better as the probe passes the dwarf planet and its moons. Just take a look at this video, which is an animation of the images taken by New Horizons.

What you can immediately see is the dark spot on the southern part of Pluto. What is it? This is looking very interesting. See NASA’s news post on this here.

A few days ago, they also released an animation of Charon orbiting Pluto in full colour.

Charon orbiting Pluto, barycentric view.
Charon orbiting Pluto, barycentric view.

What’s remarkable is that the colours of Pluto and Charon are so different. It was guessed that they were similar in composition, but now that we see their colours, it makes their relationship more interesting. Pluto is an orange-beige, while Charon is grey.

Ceres has been great to see, but Pluto is the biggest event this year in space exploration, I think.  I can’t wait to see what the surface looks like. Not long to wait, though. It’ll arrive next month, on July 14th. Who’s looking forward to it?