Seahorse

It lives in the sea and looks like a horse
It lives in the sea and looks like a horse

A seahorse lives in the sea, but it is not a horse; it is a fish.

It swims in an upright position, does not have scales, and the male looks after the eggs and the young in a small pouch on the front of its body; a very unusual creature.

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Machu Picchu, view from above

Only 60km from Cuzco
Only 60km from Cuzco

A World Heritage Site since 1983, and constantly voted in many polls as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, this 15th century Inca city is one of the most amazing man-made sights. It is in Peru, not far from the mountain city of Cuzco.

This view from above is taken from the mountain which is often seen in photos standing behind the city.

Eclipse 2

In southern Japan there is a complete eclipse tomorrow, which will last for 6 minutes (a really long eclipse).

When the moon blocks the sunlight from reaching us then we get a giant shadow, known as an eclipse, for several minutes. Then the famous diamond ring appears signaling the end of the eclipse. This is what happens.

Eclipse phases
Eclipse phases

This is what an eclipse looks like from space.

NASA picture of eclipse
NASA picture of eclipse