29 August, 2016

Earth: Two Views

This month Lemon Lime Moon is 11 years old.

"And God made the firmament and it separated between the water that was below the firmament and the water that was above the firmament, and it was so."

Auguste Piccard

Auguste Piccard, the namesake of Jean Luc Picard of Star Trek fame, flew into the stratosphere 10 miles high in 1931.
He described breaking through limits above earth and looking back to see earth.

"In the first half hour the balloon shot upward nine miles.
Through portholes, the observers saw the earth through a copper-colored, then bluish , haze. It seemed a flat disk with upturned edge. At the ten miles level the sky appeared a dark blue."
In 1960 his son  Jacques became the first man to descend to the deepest point of the oceans.


  1. Happy Birthday , Lemon !!
    You have provided more than a decade of thought provoking articles...brought us out of our usual orbit to confront our self-perceived limits and, if lucky , burst through them !

  2. Mazal Tov and Happy Birthday. This was a fascinating and remarkable video. How did you find it? Is this for real?

    1. Yup, very real. Piccard did go up into the stratosphere just as shown in the short film.
      Thanks for the wishes!

  3. Happy belated birthday, Lemon!!!!😜