The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)

Wow, there's a lot of cool stuff going on in the night sky this week.  I can't wait til this pattern of East Coast thunderstorms lets me see it!  Let me give a quick rundown, in the order of my own particular interest and excitement.  Your mileage may vary. Mars at Opposition Mars is back,…Read more The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)

Super Blue Cold Blood Moon – Salt in the Wound! (Astronomy: Week of 1/28/18)

So... It's an interesting conjunction of coincidental (and a bit arbitrary) alignments we'll see this week:  a Super Moon (Moon at perigee - closest point to Earth - while full);  a Blue Moon (arbitrary, second full Moon in January.  Seriously, we made this up.); a Cold Moon (again, just the name we give the full…Read more Super Blue Cold Blood Moon – Salt in the Wound! (Astronomy: Week of 1/28/18)

I’m Almost Done Talking About the Eclipse – I Swear!

Just one more memento to share - I don't have fancy solar filters and didn't spend a lot of time capturing images (just a few of the corona that I've already shared).  Likewise, there's probably nothing particularly unique about this.  BUT, what I wanted to capture was the personal reactions, the building excitement, and the…Read more I’m Almost Done Talking About the Eclipse – I Swear!