Super Moon, as seen by National Geographic

As the most of you know, last week, our lunar neighbor made the closest approach to our planet Earth, and resulted in the phenomenon called “Super Moon“.

last Sunday, the moon appeared 8% larger and 17% brighter than the usual.

Interestingly, National Geographic launched a special section in their “Your Shots” page online so that photographers and amateurs can send their pictures of the super moon.

Here are some of the very interesting uploaded pictures.

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Hope you liked the pictures 🙂

Remember you can still submit your Super Moon pictures to national geographic here. (with the hashtag #supermoon)

Blessed be

Zeus

God’s Bathtub Found?

It seems that the “Blue Lake” in Australia has not been affected by climate change for thousands of years.

In news that headed Australia’s Today Online, an Australian scientist stated that the lake has not changed chemically for around 7000 years.

This discovery was by accident, after university research team was studying the surrounding area for climate change markers. They took few samples from the lake, and the surprise was when they discovered that it had not been affected by climate change for years.

Stay tuned to know more about this incredible discovery!

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Today, I was talking to my friend about how much I miss eating the apple crumble desert at my favorite restaurant. But for today, I cannot go out. And here came the idea of making the desert at home!

I searched the web for some recipes, but as usual, not all of them are good. Until I found this easy recipe that I used and was worth trying.

Here are the ingredients you want:

Directions

  1. APPLE MIX
  2. Peel and core apples, then cut into rough 1-2cm cubes. Place apples in large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer (but don’t boil) covered with lid on med-high until apples are just tender but not too soft (usually 5mins once water is simmering). Drain apples well and place in large bowl
  3. Combine caster sugar and cinnamon (ensures even spread), then toss through the apples. If you like the apples to be less sweet and more tart you can omit the sugar in this step, though there may be excess juice as a result.
  4. CRUMBLE MIX
  5. Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until evenly mixed through.
  6. Melt butter (do not burn or boil it) and add vanilla essence to butter, stir through.
  7. Add butter mix to dry ingredients and mix well using a fork. Ensure all ingredients are moist and mixture has a crumbly texture.
  8. BAKING
  9. Place apple mix evenly in medium casserole dish. Spread crumble mix over top of apple. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30-40minutes, or until crumble topping is slightly browned.
  10. Serve with vanilla icecream, cream, or custard.

Try it and tell me how it will taste!

Enjoy 😉