Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

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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CONJUNCTION ALERT!

I hope we have a break in the clouds!
From Sky and Telescope:
Earth’s two closest planetary neighbors draw strikingly close together this week.
When it comes to “eyeball astronomy,” nothing is more satisfying than to see a pair of celestial objects appear … Continue reading

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About that Heliocentric thing…

This is waaaaay too cool not to share about your planet’s yellow Sun.

And then there is this.

A good thought project for Lent. As you watch the animation, as you watch the little dot planets whirl about the Sun, and … Continue reading

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25 years ago, from 4 billion miles away… a glimpse of your planet

From APOD comes this marvelous image:
Explanation: On another Valentine’s Day 25 years ago, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make this first ever Solar System family portrait. The complete … Continue reading

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What’s up with your Sun?

Folks, I hate to break it to you like this, but your Earth’s yellow Sun has a filament.
A really big filament.
From APOD:

This is one of the longest filaments recorded. The description of it involves phrases like: ” spiraling magnetic field … Continue reading

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PARIS – Day 5: Miraculous Edition

Pro sacerdote vel laico
O Mater pietatis et misericordiae, beatissima Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator ad te confugio toto corde et affectu; et precor pietatem tuam, ut, sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in Cruce pendenti astitisti, ita et mihi, misero … Continue reading

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