Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Of the dropping of rose petals

Some years ago I posted photos of the Roman firefighters on top of the Pantheon (I shot them from my apartment’s window) as they prepared to drop rose petals through the oculus on Pentecost. HERE It’s a great custom.
I received … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How early can the Easter Vigil 2015 begin?

Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2015.
From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a 4:00 p.m. Easter Vigil. Are there ANY circumstances which … Continue reading

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Sat 4 April – Total Eclipse of the Moon

Of eclipses twice have I written lately. HERE and HERE
The first post was about the lunar cycle called a “tetrad”. The second was about the lunar eclipse visible in Jerusalem at the time Christ died, and the resulting solar eclipse … Continue reading

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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the 14th day of the … Continue reading

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Blood Moon, the End of the World, and You

On 4 April we will see the THIRD BLOOD MOON OF THE TETRAD!
In time for the Vigil.
The next total lunar eclipse, the 4th Blood moon of the Tetrad, will be 28 September.
Four BLOOD MOONS in ONE TETRAD.
Portentous.
But wait… there’s more… … Continue reading

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20 March: Total Eclipse of the Sun AND Aurora Borealis

From SpaceWeather:
ARCTIC ECLIPSE: On March 20th, the first day of northern spring, Arctic sky watchers could witness something rare and wonderful:  Northern Lights during a total eclipse of the sun.  Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating from a CME strike on … Continue reading

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CME IMPACT, SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM

A headline that makes my blood run cold, even as one can marvel at the sights in the heavens.
From SpaceWeather:

CME IMPACT, SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Arriving earlier than expected, a CME [Coronal Mass Ejection] hit Earth’s magnetic field on March 17th at … Continue reading

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Not exactly Crispy Skin Chicken…

… or Beijing Kao Ya.
From Breitbart:
CRISPY DUCKS: SOLAR ARRAY TEST CREMATES 130 BIRDS IN ONE MORNING
Supporters of renewable energies hope that new advances in solar technology will figuratively set the world on fire, but for hundreds of birds in Nevada last … Continue reading

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Look! DOWN from the sky!

This is simply too cool not to share. Biretta tip to AC who sent the link. o{]:¬)

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
NASA Now Streaming Live HD Camera Views of Earth from Space (Video)
Daydreaming about … Continue reading

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“O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon”

You know… ever since February started, I have had the strangest feeling that it was the wrong day.
Ever have that?
Get out your red pens.
Each day I turn another page of my copy of the Martyrologium Romanum, which is always out … Continue reading

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