Adenilson Campus clears snow from in front of the Rockville Library on Jan. 3, 2014. According to the National Weather Service, record-setting temperatures are in store for New England and the rest of the United States due to a weather phenomenon known as a polar vortex. The polar vortex is caused by frigid North Pole air rotating counter-clockwise across North America.
Reoriented 1800 Japanese "Map of all nations." Koyano, Yoshiharu. Some European countries appear as islands in the north polar sea; North and South American states are strung in a long line. Remarkably transformed shape of the world with Japan at its center. Outlines of continents are greatly distorted despite the use of latitute and longitude, and an explanation of the degree concept. University of British Columbia. Library.
Art Nouveau and the Movement's Reluctant Father [Image The Moon and the Stars (morning star, evening star, polar star, the moon) by Alphonse Mucha 1902 - Currently on exhibit at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, USA | 7/14/12 to 12/31/12 - http://www.ncsml.org/] http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/270117_470789616293705_113587030_n.jpg