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A Total Lunar Eclipse over India

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Last week, the world saw a total lunar eclipse – the last one to occur before April 2014. Total lunar eclipses happen as the moon moves behind the Earth and into its shadow, essentially blocking the sun from illuminating the moon. As this gorgeous composite photo shows, the eclipse is visible…

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Manhattanhenge is here!

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  This is a picture I took during last year’s Manhattanhenge, a jaw-droppingly beautiful spectacle that occurs when the sun sets just so between buildings in Midtown Manhattan. This surreal photo op only happens twice a year, when the sunset actually aligns with New York’s precise street grid and sets the skyscrapers aglow with…

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An Astronaut’s View of the World

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  The perfect video for midweek blues: see what the earth looks like from space (in 1080p!) . Narrated by NASA’s astronaut. Dr. Justin Wilkinson, the video takes you from the deserts of Namibia to Eastern Russia to the Amazon, all as viewed from the air. Bolivia from above. Reminiscent of the incredible Earth from…

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