Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
On May 10, 1908, the first official Mother’s Day celebration took place at Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia and a church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two white carnations were given to every Mother in attendance. Today white carnations are used to honor deceased Mothers, while pink or red carnations pay tribute to Mothers who are still alive.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "Supermoon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. A "Supermoon" was lighting up Saturday's night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley's comet. The Moon was especially big and bright since it reached its closest spot to Earth at the same time when it was in its full phase. /NASA/