APOD shows off this unusual blue photo of the sun. I’ll let them explain:
Our Sun can be made to appear similar to the diminutive fruit, however, by imaging it in a specific color of extreme violet light called CaK that is emitted by the very slight abundance of ionized Calcium in the Sun’s atmosphere, and then false color-inverting the image. This solar depiction is actually scientifically illuminating as a level of the Sun’s chromosphere appears quite prominent, showing a crackly textured surface, cool sunspots appearing distinctly bright, and surrounding hot active regions appearing distinctly dark.
Phillip Stearns experimenting like crazy here with Polaroid/instant color film.
LA Weekly put me onto this new place called Bronzed Aussie in Downtown Los Angeles that serves authentic Australian meat pies. Yelpers say it’s worth it and with a good menu of sweet and savory foods to choose from and coffee served to Australian standards, this might be a good place to hit up real soon.
The Captured photoblog is one of the first to show us pictures from today’s devastating mile-wide tornado which hit Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado is said to be the worst ever recorded and already the death toll has hit 51 with the number expected to rise. Early reports indicate that the tornado had speeds up to 200mph.