Equinox Celebration

Equinox Celebration

Credit: SOHO - EIT Consortium, ESA, NASA

Explanation: On Sept 21, the Sun will be reaching Equinox. In celebration, consider this delightfully detailed, brightly colored image of the active Sun. From the EIT instrument onboard the space-based SOHO observatory, the tantalizing picture is a false-color composite of three images all made in extreme ultraviolet light. Each individual image highlights a different temperature regime in the upper solar atmosphere and was assigned a specific color; red at 2 million, green at 1.5 million, and blue at 1 million degrees C. The combined image shows bright active regions strewn across the solar disk, which would otherwise appear as dark groups of sunspots in visible light images, along with some magnificent plasma loops and an immense prominence at the right hand solar limb.



You  lovers of the English language might enjoy this.  

There is a word  that has more meanings than any other  two-letter word,   and that is  "UP."  

It's  easy to understand  UP,  meaning toward the sky or at  the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do  we wake  UP? 

At a  meeting, why does a topic come  UP?

Why do  we speak  UP  and why are the officers  UP  for election and  why is it  UP  to the secretary to write  UP  a report? 

We   call  UP  our friends And we use it to brighten  UP  a room,  polish  UP  the silver, we warm  UP  the leftovers and  clean  UP  the kitchen.

We  lock  UP  the house and some guys fix  UP  the old car.

At  other times the little word has real special meaning.

People  stir  UP  trouble, line  UP  for tickets, work  UP  an appetite, and think  UP  excuses.

To be  dressed is one thing but to be dressed  UP  is special.  

And  this  UP  is confusing: A drain  must be opened  UP  because it is stopped  UP. 

We  open  UP  a store in the morning but we close it  UP  at night. We seem to be pretty mixed  UP  about  UP! 

To be  knowledgeable about the proper uses of  UP,  look  the word  UP  in the dictionary. In a  desk-sized dictionary, it takes  UP  almost 1/4th of the page and  can add  UP  to about thirty definitions.

If you  are  UP  to it, you might try building  UP  a list of the many ways  UP  is used. It  will take  UP  a lot of your time, but if  you don't give  UP, you  may wind  UP  with a hundred or more.

When it  threatens to rain, we say it is clouding  UP.  When the sun comes out we say it is clearing  UP  When it rains, it wets  UP  the earth. When  it doesn't rain for a while, things dry  UP.  

One  could go on and on, but I'll wrap it  UP,   for  now my time is  UP,  so.............

Time  to  shut up.....!  more thing: What is  the first thing you do in the morning  &  the last thing you do at night?  U-P 





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