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Edit photos on your smartphone using Google Photos

How to edit photos on your smartphone using Google Photos – By Gadgets Now Bureau gadgetsnow.com

Many people out there run through a couple of images before finally sharing the selected one/s on Instagram, Facebook or other social media platforms. At times, one can’t find any worthy photos and may be compelled to edit before putting them on social platforms. Although, there are many third-party apps — both paid and free — using which one can edit his/her photos. But if you don’t want to install any such app, then Google Photos app has built-in feature to edit photos. Using this feature, one can add filters, crop photos and more. As the Google Photos app is available for both Android and iOS running devices, this tool can be used by both mobile platform users.

Light pollution map

Light pollution map is a mapping application that displays VIIRS/DMSP/World Atlas overlays/IAU observatories and the user measurements overlay over Microsoft Bing base layers (road and hybrid Bing maps).

The primary use is to show VIIRS/DMSP data in a friendly manner, but over time it also included some other interesting overlays that deal with light pollution like SQM/SQC, World Atlas 2015 zenith brigtness and IAU observatories. If you have a permanent SQM reader installed you can add it to the map by contacting me.


SpaceX Starlink Satellites Tracker 

This page automatically calculates when the Starlink satellites are expected to be visible above your location. 

Where to see Fireworks in Chester County, Delaware, Philadelphia

Where to see Fireworks in Chester County, Delaware, Philadelphia. – By Lisa, adayinourshoes.com

Chester County, PA Fireworks

Happy unofficial start to Summer! I know it’s early to be talking about July 4 fireworks, but some municipalities do them as early as Memorial Day weekend. I didn’t want any to miss them. Here is your list of 2019 fireworks for some of the towns in Philadelphia, Chester County and Delaware. 

Atlas Obscura

At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share.

We are a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods —17,580 of them contributed by our community so far, and more every day, from a secret apartment atop the Eiffel Tower to bridges built out of living roots, from a temple shaped like a chicken to an island ruled by cats, from a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding to a spicy chutney made out of red ants.

The best science podcasts to make you smarter

The best science podcasts to make you smarter – By Sophie Bushwick, Sara Chodosh, And Rachel Feltman, www.popsci.com

This post has been updated, and will probably be updated again, because that's how best-of lists should work.

I love podcasts, you love podcasts, your grandma probably loves podcasts. Looking for some science you can enjoy while your eyeballs do stuff that isn't reading? Perhaps hoping to regurgitate something that sounds smart while sitting around with family on a summer vacation? Great. Read on.

Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019

Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide – By Doris Elin Salazar, www.space.com

Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse. During a special nocturnal hour, the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange color of sunset.

The Jan. 21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021; the most recent total lunar eclipse previous to this one appeared in July 2018.

LocationEclipse BeginsTotality BeginsTotality EndsEclipse Ends
Miami, FL  10:33 p.m. EST11:41 p.m. EST12:43 p.m. EST1:50 a.m. EST

Eclipse Calculator 2 – at play.google.com

This is an application to compute and simulate astronomical events. A tool for astronomy lovers that allows to know in a simple way the general and local circumstances for solar and lunar eclipses and planetary transits.

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