One looking up... (Click to astronomify; most of those little starry dots are actually galaxies. Info and other sizes here.)
...and one looking down.
(Info here, and again, click the pic for full resolution, 3400X4400 pixels) A lot of people (space and geology bloggers especially) have been posting the second picture today; it really is beautiful. Well, from space, anyways. But from the perspective of someone who lives on that landmass, maybe not so much. I'll forward you to Julia, The Ethical Paleontologist. Spoiler: weather that's mild to one person can be a complete fubar to someone who lives in a different climate. And there is concern that this weather may be a portent of Great Britain's future climate.
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