Previous “Pictures Of The Day”
- As each goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew alone
- Computer generated images of objects in Earth orbit that are currently being tracked by NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris (not functional satellites). The dots represent the current location of each item. The orbital debris dots are scaled according to the image size of the graphic to optimize their visibility and are not scaled to Earth.
A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could brush against Earth's magnetic field on or about April 10th.
Japanese cherry trees (Sakura), a gift from Japan in 1965, adorn the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
An aurora photographed Tuesday over Pembine Wisconsin by Brian Lamay. Increased sunspot activity as the sun moves into a period of instability will likely cause an increase in frequency and move south for the beautiful phenomenon. Get out the camera and look to the sky!
Cycle Of Life?
A radioactivity meter installed in Gangneung, Gangwon Province reads 11.8 μR/h.