Wednesday, September 22, 2021

visual Equinox 2021: with three.js (WebGL)

Fall equinox 2021: Exact time, start of autumn, and more for the September event

The 2021 fall equinox will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:21 p.m. Eastern.

Intro to Three.js, Part 2 - Creating a Dynamic Earth-Moon System ·

The Solar System

GitHub - sanderblue/solar-system-threejs: The Solar System: Modeled to scale with Three.js


3D planets with Three.js / Vladimir Agafonkin / Observable


  const renderer = new THREE.WebGLRenderer();

  const size = Math.min(width, 600); 

  renderer.setSize(size, size); renderer.setPixelRatio(devicePixelRatio);

  const camera = new THREE.PerspectiveCamera(45, 1, 0.1, 1000).translateZ(2.8);

  const controls = new THREE.OrbitControls(camera, renderer.domElement);

  controls.minDistance = 1.12; controls.maxDistance = 10;

  const scene = new THREE.Scene();

  const map = await loadTexture(`${planet}.jpg`);

  scene.add(new THREE.Mesh(new THREE.SphereBufferGeometry(1, 32, 32), new THREE.MeshBasicMaterial({map})));


  renderer.render(scene, camera);

  controls.addEventListener("change", () => renderer.render(scene, camera));

  invalidation.then(() => (controls.dispose(), renderer.dispose()));

  return renderer.domElement;


Is It 'Autumn' or 'Fall'? | Merriam-Webster

Autumn and fall are used interchangeably as words for the season between summer and winter. Both are used in American and British English, but fall occurs more often in American English. Autumn is considered the more formal name for the season.

The older of the two words is autumn, which first came into English in the 1300s from the Latin word autumnus.

Cloud security: Azure CosmosDB

Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the ‘worst you can imagine’ - The Verge

A flaw in Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB database product left more than 3,300 Azure customers open to complete unrestricted access by attackers. The vulnerability was introduced in 2019 when Microsoft added a data visualization feature called Jupyter Notebook to Cosmos DB.

Microsoft disabled the vulnerability within 48 hours of Wiz reporting