18 May 2018

Planet Earth today, in Photos

By Daily Maverick 19 May 2018

A fissure eruption near the intersection of Hinalo St and Pohoiki Road, consumes a home as eruptive activity continues on Kilauea's east rift zone, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA 18 May 2017. Scientists say that the lava discharged up to this point, was magma that had been stored in chambers since the 1955 eruption, but now, we're seeing the much more fluid lava from Pu'u O'o's collapse. EPA-EFE/BRUCE OMORI/PARADISE HELICOPTERS

Ramadan around the world, Hawaii volcano, Rally Portugal 2018, and much more.

US actor George Clooney (R) and his wife, British human rights barrister Amal Clooney (L) arrive for the royal wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, 19 May 2018. EPA-EFE/LAUREN HURLEY EPA-EFE/LAUREN HURLEY

 

Palestinians from West Bank make their way through Kalandia checkpoint to attend the First Friday Prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, 18 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

 

Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on the road side during the second day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 18 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating and drinking during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran?s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/FAROOQ KHAN

 

Afghan man sells traditional sweets during the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan in Herat, Afghanistan, 17 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/JALIL REZAYEE

 

A Yemeni reads the holy book of the Koran on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the old quarter of Sana’a, Yemen, 17 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB

 

A fissure eruption near the intersection of Hinalo St and Pohoiki Road, consumes a home as eruptive activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA 18 May 2017. Scientists say that the lava discharged up to this point, was magma that had been stored in chambers since the 1955 eruption, but now, we’re seeing the much more fluid lava from Pu’u O’o’s collapse. EPA-EFE/BRUCE OMORI/PARADISE HELICOPTERS

 

A caravan trailer is blown into a hedge in Viersen, Germany, 17 May 2018, after what was reported as a ‘tornado’ left a swath of destruction near the city around 40 miles west of Dusseldorf. The twister storm reportedly lasted between 10 to 15 minutes and caused severe damage to around 50 houses on its route. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

 

Indonesian Muslims gather at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 17 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

 

People participate in the ongoing protests against President Daniel Ortega’s Government in Managua, Nicaragua, 17 May 2018. Hundreds of people marched on 17 May, calling for justice of youths that were killed during the violent protests that took place in Nicaragua over the last month. EPA-EFE/JORGE TORRES

 

A Seagull hunts pearl mullets, an endemic fish species found only in Van Lake, as they jump up on their way through the waterfall during their Spring season migration in Ercis district near Van city, eastern province of Turkey, 18 May 2018. Pearl mullet, the only species able to survive in the salty, alkaline waters of Turkey’s Lake Van. The pearl mullets swim upstream to lay egg into the freshwater rivers and the young fish return to Lake Van. Female fish lay their eggs and the male fish follow them to leave milt and the eggs hatch after a week. They return to Van Lake in one month. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

 

An UAE policeman fires a cannon salute as a signal for the end of the fasting day of Ramadan at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

 

A royal fan in a Union Jack outfit poses one day ahead of the royal wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, 18 May 2018. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

 

Indonesian Muslims lie down on the floor as others read the Koran shortly after the Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/MAST IRHAM

 

A Nepalese Muslim child Mukarram, aged 10, attends Friday prayer on the roof of Jamia Gausia Madarasha during the holy month of Ramadan, at Jamia Gausia Madarasha in Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

 

A handout photo made available by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on 18 May 2018 shows an aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7am Hawaii Standard Time (HST), Hawaii, USA, 17 May 2018. According to the USGS, cracks in the area continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets over the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone. An eruption from the Kilauea volcano on 17 May sent ash 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) above sea level in to the sky. An ashfall advisory is in effect for the Ka’u District of Hawaii. EPA-EFE/USGS

 

Islamic decorations resembling the various phases of the moon lights up in front of Muhammad al-Amine Mosque, in the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, 17 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH

 

Pakistani muslims pray before eating in the evening of the first day of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 May 2018. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/BILAWAL ARBAB

 

Mads Ostberg of Norway drives his Citroen C3 WRC during the shakedown of the Rally Portugal 2018 as part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Matosinhos, Portugal, 17 May 2018. EPA-EFE/NIKOS MITSOURAS

 

A man is silhouetted against the illuminated inside of a small cabin with a beautiful view of the ‘Milky Way’ – the galaxy in which our Solar system with planet Earth is located – dominating the sky over the Ormont Valley, Switzerland, early morning 18 May 2018. EPA-EFE/ANTHONY ANEX

 

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