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This is why you want a window seat

I’ve seen auroras on red-eyes between the U.S. and Europe before. This one over Lake Superior, for example,¬†on a July night in 2007. And this one over Greenland in September 2012. But both of those were fairly dim.¬†Sunday night’s red-eye … Continue reading

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It was a little tougher 214,000,000 years ago

Above is the best (or the widest) shot I could get of Lake Manicouagan, which is the largest visible impact crater on Earth. Only three (or maybe four) are larger and none are visible. The Manicouagan impact event happened about … Continue reading

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Fallings from altitude

So I shot a bunch of pictures of Niagara Falls from 35,000 above, on a trip last week from San Francisco to Boston. Click on the pic for the whole set. Interesting to think that the falls are only about … Continue reading

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Visting a Late Lake

Not long ago as geology goes — nine, ten, twelve millennia — one of the world’s largest lakes covered most of Minnesota, plus much of North Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and a corner of South Dakota. It’s called Lake Agassiz, … Continue reading

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