Last year, on my birthday, my son gave me this ornamental globe of the World. “Now you can see where all your blogging friends are!”
Now wouldn’t that be fun, having your very own looking glass, and having the ability to zoom in like Google Earth and watch what everyone is doing at any given time instead of reading about it. Big sister is watching you, Oh, wait a minute that’s why we have satellites!
And talking about watching you, or to be more precise listening, these giant ‘golf balls’ that are just a twenty minute drive from my home continue to be a source of fascination to me, intriguing aren’t they?
“RAF Menwith Hill, an intelligent space that collects and analyses data gathered from satellites, phone tapping, and the interception of Internet traffic” featured here a couple of years ago.
A joint-venture between the UK and the US, is the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom and government subsidised by the UK taxpayer, it is primarily used by the joint UK and US military intelligence communication service.
Menwith sits atop and beneath English soil here in the Yorkshire Dales and can be seen from miles around.
And an added extra, a zoomed in shot of the yellow moon taken last night. I used my trusty old DSLR Sony 200 and used the long lens. I don’t know enough about photography to understand why the background has come out as a perfect black, something to do with zooming in perhaps? Hopefully, one of you may enlighten me.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge SPHERE from Weekly Prompts