Today in the UK we witnessed a rare astronomical occurance, a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is where the moon moves in between the earth and the sun, blocking out the sun's light for a short period of time.
Its really impressive to witness, and is one of the only times you get a sense of being apart of system of moving rocks in space, and just how small we are.
The eclipse reached at around 83% coverage in the UK, with only two places on earth getting a full 100% coverage.
The next solar eclipse in the UK won't be until 2026.
If you use After Effects, you will enjoy the true origins of the Camera Layer / 2.5D animation from this video from 1957. Technology keeps advancing so fast, and has allowed laptop computers to recreate and improve this same techniques once put together by people wearing slacks and dressy shoes. Good to think about this next time you press that "render" button 🙂
After all the recent fuss on the news and twitter, thought I'd check out where I'd been. Its fun watch the timeline play out and see journeys and trips down to the south or going skiing in the French Alps. As well as to see areas where I've lost signal and my phone has jumped several miles to other areas, which then have no trail to or from. I'm sure my recent trip to Amsterdam would be on there too but I've not synced my iphone in the last week.
Personally I'm not too bothered by it, plenty of other companies track where and what we do, I think its just the unsecured and easy accessible nature of it which is risky. However I'm sure Apple will do something about this soon.
Continuing on from yesterdays street art post, this is Street Art View. A collaborative collection of Google’s Street View locations showcasing street art all over the globe. Tag your favourite spot, share it with friends and help build the biggest art collection in the world.