Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For those who enjoy...

watching the night sky: here is where you ca get a map of the sky above your head, wherever you are.
For example, the Lycée Arago is right here! 49.22872447348272, 4.008207321166992
To get your latitude and longitude, you can go there:and yes, the web is wonderful,let's hope it lasts.

One bright star seems to touch the ground below the Southern Cross -- it is alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth. It is 4.24 light years away from us.

Here is where I found this great night sky picture:

Below this marvellous sky, we get an image of the harm that's done to the trees: "90% of Madagascar's forests have been lost to agriculture and commercial logging since humans arrived there 2000 years ago."
You can watch a very interesting video about the subject. Just scroll down the following link.

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