Daily Archives: March 6, 2015

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

spaceplasma:

Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in concert with the eruption of a solar flare — seen as a bright flash of light — in this imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured Jan. 12-13, 2015.

Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being
from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 2/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit Arien the…

spaceexp:

The Sun in extreme ultraviolet

via reddit


Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 1/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit
Arien the…

wanderthewood: Larix, Punkaharju,…

wanderthewood:

 Larix, Punkaharju, Finland by sakarip

“Farewell! O Elvenking!” said Gandalf. “Merry be the greenwood, while the world is yet young! And merry be all your folk!”
– The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

wanderthewood: Larix, Punkaharju,…

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

darkknight by black abu

The Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr he was, and his name is remembered in no tale; for he himself had forgotten it, and he said: ‘I am the Mouth of Sauron.’ But it is told that he was a renegade, who came of the race of those that are named the Black Númenóreans; for they established their dwellings in Middle-earth during the years of Sauron’s domination, and they worshipped him, being enamoured of evil knowledge.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 10: The Black Gate Opens

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…