And here’s a handy GIF about tonight’s the lunar eclipse. For the west coasters (who have a better chance of seeing the eclipse through the clouds) just subtract 3 hours.  It’s basically a moving version of this NASA graphic.
GIFs not your style? Check out my last minute astronomical announcement song:

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Modern Pantheon

prints and the like at my society6

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cassandra: Surface of Mercury, photographed by MESSENGER, 17th August 2013.
13 images taken over about 3 minutes. The increasing skew of the images reflects the changing angle between the spacecraft and terrain. Covers about 35 to 49°N, 270 to 280°W; craters are unnamed.
Image credit: NASA/APL/CIW. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.


Savannah by Ann Street Studio

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jazzin to billie


This pi may be old, but it’s still delicious.  

Gah, I love vintage Coronet Instructional Films. You can watch the whole Coronet archive here, for free!

via okkultmotionpictures:

Happy OKKULT Pi Day

EXCERPTS >|< Meaning Of Pi (1949)

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 | From: A/V Geek Film Archive
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 | Digital Copy: Public Domain Mark 1.0

A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Meaning of Pi (1949). The video Explains how pi denotes the ratio of a circle to its diameter, shows the use of circles in art, industry and commerce, outlines a procedure by which the numerical value of pi can be checked and reviewed, and describes the discovery and importance of pi.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE

Excerpts by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images.
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.


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The ordeal of Queen Draupadi.
Warwick Goble, from Indian myth and legend, by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, London, 1913.

Control room. Text on the left side monitor: NASA Lewis Research Center 9X15 LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL. 11:19:28 3/6/1989
Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Research Center via

Ed Vebell illustration to “Loneliness Is Dangerous” by Harry Coren. Cutline: “Alone in the midst of millions, the girl, who longed to talk to someone, stood on her fire escape as the voices of others, enjoying the companionship denied her, drifted up through the night.” Sunday Mirror Magazine, August 14, 1955.