Month: November 2018

The Orion Constellation

The Orion Constellation

Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Orion is bordered by Taurus to the northwest, Eridanus to the southwest, Lepus to the south, Monoceros to the east, and Gemini

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A Local's Guide To Marseille, France

A Local’s Guide To Marseille, France

Marseille is the second-largest city of France. The main city of the historical province of Provence. Today, it is the capital of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. It is located on France’s south coast, covering an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 852,516 in 1012. Known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as Massalia, Marseille

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Helenium

Helenium is a genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials in the sunflower family native to the Americas. They bear yellow or orange daisy-like composite flowers. A number of these species (particularly Helenium autumnale) have the common name sneezeweed, based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff. It was inhaled to cause sneezing that would supposedly rid the body of evil spirits. Larger species

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