One year ago today, the Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリ) officially opened to the public. Standing 634 meters (2,080 feet), the Skytree is the tallest tower and the second largest structure in the world. The Skytree took four years to build and in the last year alone over 6.3 million people visited the tower—many capturing the experience on Instagram.
Makes me want to go there now! I have trip planned later in the year! Cna’t come soon enough!
An observer in Colorado stands framed by a partial solar eclipse in a picture taken last week and submitted to National Geographic’s My Shot.
Solar eclipses happen when the moon lines up between Earth and the sun. But in the most recent case, known as an annular eclipse, the dark moon’s apparent diameter was smaller than the visible disk of the sun, so that it left a ring—or annulus—of fiery light around the edges.