Tag Archives: astronomy

Equinox – the only equality happening today

The September equinox happened this morning.  Axis and orbit conspired to set things just right.  If only for a little while. You probably already knew this if you happen to have an ancient stone observatory in your backyard.  Like folks … Continue reading

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Asteroid Day is a thing and it’s today

Today is Asteroid Day.  It’s only the second annual Asteroid Day, so I don’t feel that bad having it sneak up on me like this.  I have set five reminders on three different calendar apps just to make sure I … Continue reading

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Meteor Wave

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is happening.  I probably won’t see any of it. Clouds and rain and a host of light pollution are working against me. Every meteor shower in recent memory seems to have been obscured by clouds … Continue reading

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Some kind of GeddonMas

An asteroid will probably not hit Earth on Christmas Eve. Or will it?  I’m just asking questions here! The first full moon on Christmas since 1977. The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977.  A new hope; a retitled … Continue reading

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Super-moon-stitionl

Happy SuperBloodMoon Apocalypse, people! Someone will just have to describe it to Russia, since they’ll miss this one.  Otherwise they’ll have to watch a live stream of the big shebang. That ancient guy Joel didn’t have much to say as … Continue reading

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It’s a space station

There is something magickal about a mid-day moon hung in a clear, blue sky. It feels like being in a sci-fi movie.  Not a Syfy movie, where an ill-mannered mad scientist unleashes a dragonfly-shark hybrid in the park and everyone … Continue reading

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Things go up, things come down

No, I’m not talking about dropping acid or that empty post-rave ennui you’ve got going on. There will be a LightSail test launch today over in Florida.  Live coverage starts at 9:45AM Central. Nobody is going to be sailing on … Continue reading

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Flying Saucer live on Ustream!

Sorry (not sorry), it’s not a UFO.  The strange people responsible are not part of the Galactic Federation of Lights and do not come to us from the Andromeda Galaxy.  I can’t confirm that none of them are lizard folk. … Continue reading

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In Russia, carrots crater you!

Russian meteorites are endless fun. The Chelyabinsk meteorite from way back in February 2013 is still a chart topper. It was well-documented and much speculated upon by people who know nothing about meteorites but an awful lot about lizard folks … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

NASA has a free e-book available entitled “Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication” and edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, the Director of Interstellar Message Composition over at SETI. I haven’t read it yet, but I put it on my Kindle app.  Do I … Continue reading

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