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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Missed Conjunction

The evening of August 27, 2016, was scheduled to feature the conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter shortly after sunset, a marvellous mere ½ degree apart, the same as the apparent diameter of the Moon, which is pretty darn close in a big, big sky. That's a must-see in my book! As a last... 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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