Recently, the Committee decided to open up to new categories such as cultural landscapes and routes, industrial heritage (for example, this year, Ivrea, the industrial city of the 20th century, in Italy), deserts, marine sites coastal and small island sites, so that the list is more diverse and more representative of World Heritage. The sites proposed for inscription must meet at least one of the ten selection criteria, such as, for example, representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, testifying to an exchange of influences during History, to bear exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a living or extinct civilization, or else to represent natural phenomena of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance or, of course, to be eminently representative examples of ecological and biological processes … Italy is the country with the largest number (54), followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44), and finally, Mexico (35).
Imagine yourself in a place between Canada and Russia and suddenly, for just 30 seconds, the moon appears in all its splendor and disappears before your eyes. But even more impressive, for just 5 seconds, a total eclipse of the sun happens right after.
Unprecedented and spectacular! Video filmed in real-time.
It is the so-called perigee, a point in the orbit of a star around the Earth, where the proximity of the Moon is so evident that, suddenly, we perceive the great speed at which the Earth is moving.
The Moon is seen from the Arctic Circle, between Russia and Canada, only for a few seconds, but it’s worth watching. It’s a spectacular sight.
It looks like the Moon is going to collide with Earth…
In these difficult times, small acts can make a big difference. Every day at 1 p.m. Heather Jean Jordan rings the bells of St. George In The Pines as a symbol of hope and community for the city of Banff – Canada.