It’s a new day, it’s a new year. Time to look forward to the possibilities. Just before we do though, let’s have a quick look back at a few amazing moments in 2012 caught in photos.
This stunning view of Earth reveals the planet at night in unprecedented detail. Released by NASA Dec. 5, it was assembled from multiple shots taken by the Suomi NPP satellite during April and October 2012. The new data was mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
Felix Baumgartner jumps out of his capsule Oct. 14. Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.
A young boy bravely takes a stand against hate by holding a sign that reads “God Hates No One”.
After Superstorm Sandy, there were many acts of kindness shown to the victims, proving once again, the good out weigh the bad.
Gabby Douglas in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.
Awww! A 4-day-old newborn silverback gorilla clings to his mother in the Ramat Gan safari, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 14.
President Barack Obama sits on the famed Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum following an event in Dearborn, Michigan, April 18.
A kayaker looks back at the dorsal fin of an approaching shark at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass. in Cape Cod on Saturday, July 7. An unidentified man in the foreground looks towards them. No injuries were reported.
The space shuttle Endeavour, atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, lands at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 21. Its journey marked the final scheduled ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program.
A group of 138 skydivers form a massive snowflake over Ottawa, Ill Aug. 3. Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, the divers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down.
Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crosses Niagara Falls on a wire, June 15. It was the first walk across Niagara Falls in over a century, and tens of thousands of spectators watched from the US and Canadian sides of the falls. Wallenda’s walk on a cable suspended 196 feet up over a never-before-traversed rim of the waterfall took under 30 minutes, less than expected.
To all our Tara Cronica readers, we wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!