Monday, May 08, 2006

Factoid of the Day: The Sun is Big

Walking in the park yesterday, I was struck (for the millionth time) by the simple, drastic difference between walking under the shade of trees and strolling under unobstructed sunlight. It was the difference between being kind of cold and fairly toasty, and it was separated by an inch of space. And as tempting as it is to get all poetic about it, here are the facts.

(Via FrinkTank)

2 Comments:

Blogger Nathan said...

Whenever I look out the window of a plane I'm always struck by the massive shadows cast by the clouds and how quickly they pass over a neighborhood. I wonder why I never notice their effect when I'm on the ground?

1:25 PM  
Blogger MAW said...

Am I the only one who finds that picture of the sun to be absolutely terrifying? Stay away from me blood-red Satan sun who laps my tiny planet with your fingers of fire.

4:30 PM  

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