The June solstice of 2013 falls on June 21, 2013

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The Watchers, 6/13/13 - Chiffre



A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. As a result, on the day of the solstice, the Sun appears to have reached its highest or lowest annual altitude in the sky above the horizon at local solar noon. The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun's path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer.

June 2013 guide to the five visible planets

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EarthSky.org - 6/2/13, Deborah Byrd


Here are Mercury, Venus and Jupiter as seen on June 1, 2012 from our friend Jean Baptiste Feldmann in France.  He wrote,


Here are Mercury, Venus and Jupiter as seen on June 1, 2013 from our friend Jean Baptiste Feldmann in France. He wrote, “Les trois planètes alignées ce soir. Quelques secondes plus tard, Jupiter était derrière les arbres !” (The three planets aligned tonight. A few seconds later, Jupiter was behind the trees!)

upiter, Venus and Mercury are all visible in the western sky after sunset in the first few days of June. Jupiter is exceedingly low in the sky, nearly buried in bright twilight, and disappears within the first week of June, only to return before dawn in late July 2013 for a spectacular conjunction with Mars in the predawn sky. For the Northern Hemisphere, June will provide the best evening showing of Mercury for 2013. Better yet, you can use Venus, the sky’s most brilliant planet, to locate nearby Mercury. Meanwhile, Saturn – shines noticeably brightly and highest up for the night around nightfall.

Palm Vein Scanners Could Eventually Replace Your Wallet with Your Hand

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Published on Jun 5, 2012 by spectrummag


Fujitsu's palm vein biometric system uses infrared sensors to capture an image of the veins in your hand. For more, read http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/imaging/the-biometric-wallet

Source: YouTube.com



Soy: In the Name of progress (Full Version)

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Published on Jun 22, 2012 by Todd Southgate

Directed by Todd Southgate

A new “soy rush” has been kick- started, and large-scale farm producers from all over Brazil are flocking to the Amazon forest in hopes of striking it rich with this golden crop. Yet all this comes at a price. Communities -- most often those found in the forest -- are often violently expelled from their lands in the wake of this uncontrolled scramble to plant soy.

For Brazil, it’s all in the name of progress. Still, to ask those whom have been chased from their lands and have seen first-hand the ecological wrath which has followed in the wake of soy in the region of Santarem, this new cash crop in the Amazon has brought nothing but destruction and misery.

For more information www.greenpeace.org
Director: Todd Southgate
Producer: Greenpeace

Source: YouTube.com.

2012/6/19 网友直击神九飞天之际 天空有神秘UFO出现

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Published on Jun 18, 2012 by Sun Anthony


Source: YouTube.com


GFP Note: In this video, you can see a UFO during a rocket launch. The UFO is cirlced in red. The other two objects are chase planes, tracking the rocket.

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