Cold, and windy, but mostly clear - just some high cirrus passing by every once in a while to give the Moon a hazy halo. I tried to capture a timelapse of the whole event - that's being processed and hopefully comes out well. In the meantime, here's a montage of the eclipse as viewed…Read more Super (Cold) Blood Wolf Moon
Tonight's the night! The much-hyped Super Blood Wolf Moon (aka total lunar eclipse, in January, while the Moon is at perigee) is visible tonight from both Americas. Western viewers get to see it in the evening, while Eastern viewers have to stay up a little later, but see totality when the Moon is at its…Read more Lunar-tic
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)
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)
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!
Of the 19 million or so people who likely made it to the path of totality for today' solar eclipse, I doubt I have much unique to share. But I have to share my thoughts. I'd read and prepared quite a bit, and I have to now echo the sentiment - you OWE IT TO…Read more Quick, Totally Unique Thoughts on Totality
I don't mean to cause a panic or otherwise worry anybody, but I've noticed something. For the past few mornings, I've been able to see the Sun coming up in the east, and the Moon setting towards the west - both in the same sky. Over the course of a few mornings, of course, the…Read more Alarming News (Astronomy: Week of 8/13/17)
Hey folks, I'm back from a week rambling around Downeast Maine, so while the frequency of posts has suffered, the material is overflowing! More to come on that later, but for now, it's time for a weekly snapshot of astronomical items of interest. This week, it's the Perseid meteor shower - peaking (unfortunately) during daylight…Read more Perseids and Lunar Geometry (Astronomy: Week of 8/6/17)