Saturday, 4 April 2015

Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers Pictures ( Blood will have blood )

                             Blood moon: Lunar eclipse gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up sky

Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor. The moon took on a reddish hue as it appeared in different phases between 2 and 4:30 a.m. ET. In North and South America, where the blood moon was most prominent, observers pointed at the spectacle with binoculars, telescopes and cellphones. Depending on time zones, it started late Monday night or in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Showers and clouds rendered it a bust in some cities, including Atlanta. In Los Angeles, the chance to view the total lunar eclipse lured thousands to the Griffith Observatory. Families spread out blankets on the grass to take in views from dozens of telescopes set up like a stand of small trees.

 “Blood will have blood.” This quote brings forth intense carnal imagery as well as expressing one of the strongest messages in Macbeth. The quote expresses the killing only leads to more killing and before you know it the body count will be monumental.

 The amazing thing about this blood moon tetrad is that this is only the eighth blood moon tetrad to fall on Jewish Holy days since the time of Christ.  This marks the third blood moon of the current tetrad.  I was a bit disappointed since I was unable to actually sit on my driveway and watch it because of the cloud cover in my town (hopefully we'll get some rain out of those clouds). None the less I was able to see it televised live on the NASA channel.
 The eight blood moon tetrads have each marked historic significance to the tiny nation of Israel.
Since the first blood moon of this current tetrad we've seen the rise and spread of ISIS, the ebola outbreak in Africa, numerous terrorist attacks including massacres in Tunisia, Kenya, and the fall of Yemen.

We have also witnessed the personal animosity that the POTUS has shown to Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu when he came to America with a warning about negotiations with Israel's sworn enemy, Iran.  I find it strange that President Obama freely talks with Muslim leaders, even inviting members of the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House for Ramadan celebrations, but refuses to speak to Mr. Netanyahu, the leader of America's greatest ally.  While these negotiations were taking place in Switzerland, the Iranian mullahs were crying out, "Death to America." 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Ansoo Lake(Ansoo is an urdu word which means tear) is a high-altitude lake in the Kaghan Valley Pakistan

Ansoo Lake(Ansoo is an urdu word which means tear) is a high-altitude lake in the Kaghan Valley and is counted as one amongst the most beautiful lakes of the world
Ansoo Lake is situated in Kaghan Valley Mansehra District of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located near Malika Parbat in theHimalayan range at the altitude of 4,245 meters (13,927 ft). This lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes of the world.
The name "Ansoo" comes from its tear-like shape (the Urdu word Ansoo means teardrop). The lake also resembles a human eye with a central ice island resembling the iris and a ridge resembling an eyebrow, which becomes even more prominent when ice melts on the "eyebrow" during the summer. This ridge was partially destroyed in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

The lake is said to have been discovered in 1993 by Pakistan Air Force pilots who were flying low in the area. Earlier, the lake was not even known to the locals.[citation needed]

There is no place to stay at Ansoo Lake. Some people may camp on the top of extremely cold and windy mountains but it is very risky and even the locals do not recommend this.

his lake can be reached by two different routes. First one is short but steeper trek from Saiful Mulook Lake. It takes more than 7 hours for a round trip to Ansoo lake starting from lake Saiful Mulook. The trek is covered with snow in most parts of the year. The best time to trek is from July 10 to August 15. The optimal time to set off for the lake from Saiful Mulook is around 06:00 in the morning, in order to return before sunset. Horses and guides can also be hired from the Lake Saiful Mulook.
Sometimes, the lake is not viewable due to fog or rain. The trek to the lake itself presents several picturesque views to the visitors. After hours of trekking a hill is climbed, and on the other side, Ansoo Lake is visible. Aansoo Lake can be reached using two treks;

Top 30 Heart-Shaped Lakes in the World

Mother Nature shows again its romantic designs. I dug up on the internet and got surprised at just how many heart-shaped lakes there are in the world. Once you look down from above, you’ll find dozens of lakes and other bodies of water in the shape of the universal symbol for love all over the Earth’s surface. So here is a list of the most beautiful heart-shaped lakes around the world:

1 – Shimshal Lake – Pakistan

Shimshal Lake has the shape of a heart and it is beautifully located in Hunza Valley.

2 – Gaislacher See – Austria

The deep blue heart-shaped Gaislacher See is below the majestic Gaislachkogel Moun

3 – Heart Lake – Canada

Heart-shaped lake surrounded by fall colours, near Ompah, Ontario.

4 – The Coeur de Voh – New Caledonia

The Coeur de Voh is a mangrove swamp that resembles a heart in New Caledonia. Photo by:Yann Arthus Bertrand

5 – Crater Lake (Narlı Göl ) – Turkey

Narlıgöl is a crater lake in the shape of a heart located on the border of the Cappadocia region.

6 – Heart Lake – Russia

You must take a 5-hour trekking and climb Peak Cherskogo to see the Lake Heart at the bottom of the mountain.

7 – Heart-Shaped Pond – USA

There is a heart-shaped pond near Strongsville in Ohio.

8 – Chicago Lakes – Colorado – USA

Looking down from the Upper Chicago Lake it is possible to see the heart-shaped Lower Chicago Lake

9 – Aral Sea – Kazakhstan

Aral Sea has the shape of a heart in the northern tip of the western half of the Large Aral Sea. Unfortunately, its beautiful shape is due to the shrinking of the sea, which is considered “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.

10 – Eros Lake – India

On the way to Chembra Peak it is possible to see the heart-shaped Eros Lake.

11 – Lac du Montagnon – France

Lac du Montagnon is a heart-shaped lake located in Pyrénées National Park.

12 – Heart-Shaped Lake – Brazil

Here is an aerial view of a natural lake shaped like a heart that is fed by a spring in the Amazon River basin near Manaus. Photo by: Ivan Canabrava/Reuters

13 – Heart-Shaped Lake – Portugal

In the middle of the São Gião Dunes, 5 km South from Nazaré, a heart-shaped lake can be

14 – Heart-shaped Lake – Albania

Heart-shaped lake in the Junik Mountains, Kosovo Alps. Photo by: Nentori – wikimediacommons.

15 – Heart-Shaped Lake – Greece

Heart-shaped lake saw from the top of the acropolis in the city of Lindos.

16 – Lake of Love (Озеро Любви) – Russia

Lake of Love is a heart-shaped lake located near Arkhyz.

17 – Heart-Shaped Lake – Switzerland

Heart-Shaped Lake in Piora Valley – Swiss Alps.

18 – Heart-Shaped Lake – Tibet

In Tibet, next to the Zhuo Yong Mountain there is a heart-shaped lake called Zhuo Yong Cuo. Photo by: Catherine Huang – Trekearth.

19 – Northrup Lake – USA

Northrup is a heart-shaped lake near Banks Lake, in Washington.

20 – Rih Lake – Myanmar

Rih Lake is a heart-shaped lake located in Falam Township, Chin State. Photo by:zamkhatkham – Panoramio

21 – Siit Lake – Philippines

The heart-shaped Siit Lake is located in Sulu.

22 – Lagh del Calvaresc (Lago del Cuore) – Switzerland

At a heigh of 2214 meters, Lago del Cuore is a beautiful alpine lake in the shape of a heart.

23 – Trnovacko Lake – Montenegro

Set amidst huge rocky peaks, Trnovacko Lake is best known for its heart-like shape. Photo by:@cikus ® – Panoramio.

24 – Buyuk Lake (Büyük Göl) – Turkey

Buyuk Gol is a heart-shaped lake located in Yedigöller National Park. Photo by: Stephane Bon (HimalAnda) – Trekearth.

25 – Lago di Scanno – Italy

From some angles of view it is possible to contemplate the Lake Scanno shaped like a heart.

26 – Valentine Lake – Canada

Valentine Lake is a heart-shaped lake located near Saxifrage Peak in British Columbia. Photo by: Tim Gage – Flickr.

27 – Heart-Shaped Saline – Brazil

Heart-shaped Lake or Salina do Coração is located in the Brazilian Pantanal. Photo by: Lucas Leuzinger – OlhoM @ cal – Wikimapia.

28 – Lago di Tom – Switzerland

Lago di Tom is a heart-shaped lake in the Piora Valley.

29 – Lake Borebukta – Norway

Known as the Pool of Love and surrounded by the artic landscape, the heart-shaped lake at Borebukta on the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen, Svalbard Archipelago, emerged after a glacier melted. Photo by: Bruno Mazodier.

30 – Lower Kachura Lake – Pakistan

Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled amongst some of the world’s highest peaks and encircles the heart-shaped Lower Kachura Lake.