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I must say that @bayfieldontario sunsets, are the best sunsets around. Check my stories for an iPhone wallpaper of this shot, if you want to use it. // #LakeHuron
This little man is gonna do something special in this world. // #WatchOutWorld
Standing on the shore of Lake Huron, for a sunset with my babies. Definitely one of my favourite places to be. // #bayfieldontario @bayfieldontario
Life has been landing some heavy hits lately.
Being at the gym with my headphones on, puts me in a good place. It’s a good place for me. In April, I wasn’t in a good place. I had just lost my job, I fractured and sprained my wrist in February so I couldn’t workout for the months since, I had gained weight and fallen way out of shape, and I was feeling like I was in a pretty dark place. I’d look in the mirror, and not really like what was looking back at me. It’s amazing how quickly things can change, your body can change, while your mental state changes with it. For the past two months, though, I feel like I’ve pulled myself out of that place, and I feel like I’ve come back to life. I’ve lost the weight I gained, I’ve really busted my ass, gotten back into shape, and I feel motivated. My wrist hasn’t fully healed yet, but I couldn’t sit around any longer, feeling sorry for myself. I’m a humble person, and I’m not a vain person at all, but right now I’m feeling pretty proud of where I am, considering where I was a few months ago. Music calms me, the gym clears my head. It’s healthy for my body, and my brain, and when I see positive changes, I just want to keep going. I’m going to school in September, and I’ve also considered health and fitness training as a career path, or even something on the side, but who knows what the future holds. For now, I’m going to keep working on myself, and see where it takes me. // #motivation #staypositive @underarmourca
“By ‘life,’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay.”—Aristotle // #shotoniphone #life
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. — E. O. Wilson // #whplookup
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Big news in science; A research team in the US has discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter. That brings the total numbers of a Jovian moons to 79! Interesting fact about these new moons; 3 of them orbit in prograde, meaning they orbit with the spin of the planet, while 9 of them orbit in retrograde, meaning they orbit opposite the planet’s spin. Also, one of the prograde moons orbits along a direct path with the retrograde moons, which will ultimately result in a collision of epic proportions. All of these moons were found while researchers were looking for the mysterious Planet 9, and took over a year to officially classify as Jovian moons. // #scienceporn #sciencematters
This awesome image is of a comet (to the lower left of the image) passing close to a glowing Mars, and was shot by #DamianPeach in 2014. This time of year is special for Mars. Right about now, until the end of the month, Mars will be entering opposition, which means it will be directly opposite the sun and earth, and will glow bright red in the night sky; even brighter than a 1st magnitude star. Along with that, it will be closer to earth than it has in almost 20 years, and the second closest to earth in around 60,000 years, making it shine even brighter. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, take a look to the east, after the sun sets, and you’ll see a glowing Mars that looks like a red star. So, if you have some binoculars, or a telescope, get outside if the sky is clear! If you don’t have binoculars or a telescope, get out and take a look anyway; it’s well worth a look! // #sciencematters #Astronomy
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. — Max Muller // #shotoniphone #love #macro
These were shot with an old AstroScan telescope and an iPhone 6s, so they’re not the best quality, but it’s ok because I’m never more relaxed and at peace then when I’m looking out at the moon and the stars. They make me feel like I’m at home. // #WHPRelax #astroiphonography
When all people are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free. - Barack Obama // #whp🌈 #Equality #HappyPride #PrideTO #pride
Sometimes I walk to the @PerimeterInstitute for Theoretical Physics and daydream about working there in any capacity whatsoever. // #sciencemakesmehappy #ihaveanegghead
A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. So plant a tree, and let’s stop cutting them down. // #climatechangeisreal
Right at the centre of this image is Supernova 1987A, captured in the Large Magellanic Cloud by @NASAHubble in 1987, at an astounding 160,000 light years from earth. A light year is around 9.5 trillion km, so that’s about 1,520,000,000,000,000,000 km away (sorry if I forgot some 0s..😉).
Supernovae occur when a star runs out of fuel, and collapses under its own weight, resulting in an explosion of awesome proportions. Supernova are important in the process of stellar evolution since their explosions, and enriched shockwaves, send chemical elements back into space, sometimes creating new stars in the process. Different types of stars die different types of deaths, but supernovae are some of the most spectacular in the universe. // #sciencematters
This insane image is of the Butterfly Nebula. It is a Bipolar Planetary Nebula located 3400 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. It’s diameter is 3 light years across, which is approximately 27 trillion kilometres, so it’s pretty huge. A Planetary Nebula occurs when a red giant star reaches the end of its life, and sheds its shell of gas. When there is no atmosphere left to shed, the hot core ionizes the layers of gases ejected into space, and makes them glow, creating the beautiful images we see, like this one taken by @nasahubble. The universe is insanely beautiful, isn’t it? // #NASA #Hubble @nasa
If I’m nothing else in this life, it’s ok, because being a Dad is all I ever wanted to be. // #HappyFathersDay
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