Moment of Mars and Moon

So last night while out driving I saw one of the prettiest sights I've seen in the sky: the half moon shining pale and yellow through a thin and wavy veil of clouds, illuminating them like a frosted glass landscape from within, and flanked on its left side, barely a fist's width distant, by the... Continue Reading →

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A Thursday of Frozen Mist and Silhouettes

Thursday, November 26, was a chilly morning, but less so than the previous ones. Most of the snow and ice from earlier in the week was on retreat as the subzero temperatures had tripped clumsily over the freezing line and tumbled onto the plus side of the thermometer. Winters tend to be like that in... Continue Reading →

Full Moon: Lunar Sortaclipse

Unlike the partial solar eclipse two weeks ago, of which I got a fleeting glimpse and a couple of modest shots, today's lunar eclipse happened on precisely the wrong side of the planet, meaning the only way I got to see it was through NASA's livestream from Griffith Observatory, as demonstrated by the screen grab... Continue Reading →

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