There’s another lunar eclipse this year and it’s happening tomorrow night! (That’s Tuesday night — in other words the wee hours of Wednesday morning). Europe and Africa will be left out this time around, but viewers in North America and Asia will get the chance to see the moon pass through the earth’s shadow. Details from NASA here.
This eclipse is extra special because it might be a rare selenelion.
Don’t ask me how to pronounce that word, but here’s what it means: the refraction of light through Earth’s atmosphere makes both sun and moon appear higher in the sky then they really are. So at moonset/sunrise on Wednesday morning, a few lucky observers east of the Mississippi might glimpse the sun and the eclipsed moon AT THE SAME TIME! Geometrically impossible, and well worth setting your alarms for.
I put approximate moonset times in this GIF, but you should look up the specific schedule for your location here.
Send your photos of the ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse to our science desk Tumblr editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the summer, we celebrated our nation’s independence by highlighting the top marketer blogs in the Eastern part of the United States. Now it’s time to explore the most exciting marketer blogs located throughout the Western region of the U.S.
As noted back in July, the Content Marketing Institute reported 9 out of 10 marketers used content marketing in 2013. Between 2012 and 2013, marketers…
September 10th is the day we take our fight for net neutrality to the next level.
In this post are a bunch of resources for companies, organizations, people, and cats to use to promote the #InternetSlowdown. If you’ve told us you’re joining the slowdown, great! Now tell the world…
All of the innovation on the Internet have relied on bandwidth. Improve the net, don’t throttle it.Source: fight4future
Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram
Since launching nearly four years ago, it has always been a priority to bring the Instagram community simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity. Today, we’re excited to announce Hyperlapse from Instagram, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion.
Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.
We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram easily from there.
From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.
To learn more about what stabilization looks like in Hyperlapse, check out this video.
To learn more about Hyperlapse from Instagram, check out help.instagram.com.
Hyperlapse from Instagram is available today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It is currently only available for iOS.
Instagram announces Hyperlapse, a simple time-lapse function for videoSource: instagram
I want to talk and compare an app that most of you don’t have access to: Facebook Mentions and compare it to the Pages App that anyone who has a Facebook page can download and use.
I found out about Facebook Mentions from a banner ad that was at the top of my Facebook account earlier this week…
Shatner does an in-depth reviews of Facebook Mentions app versus Facebook Pages and TumblrSource: williamshatner
His shoes. Vintage San Remo. $31.99. #tacoma #vintage #fashion #style #mensfashion #mensstyle #shoes #mensshoes #classic #vscocam
This is a good example of using social media to showcase products.
Good pic, includes price, and discoverable hashtags. Lacks conversion, product link or contact info. Maybe a promotion for mentioning Tumblr at the store?Source: urbanxchangetacoma
A memo from 20 years ago, today.
Key quote: “The internet is a collection of computer networks that is connected around the world…A code of ‘netiquette’ exists among users and within user groups, but otherwise, you pay your money, find your niche and take your chances.”
via Johnny Kauffman at NPR
Everything I do here at sticky wicket, I do for my little girl. She is my inspiration on every repair and build that passes through my door.
Today is Wolf-Hirschhorn Awareness Day, my little Clara Jeanne has it. If you aren’t aware of this syndrome, take a moment and look it up. Or just read…