Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

“The Tears of St. Lawrence” – annual Perseid Metor Shower

The famous Perseid Meteor Shower falls are the time of the Feast of St. Lawrence.  Thus, they are called the “Tears of St. Lawrence”. From SpaceWeather: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER–THIS WEEK: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, … Continue reading

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Prelude to the Tears of St. Lawrence

From Spaceweather: PERSEID FIREBALLS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Your Earth and Your Moon

Unless you are an astronaut.. or a cosmonaut, you probably haven’t had a chance to see your Earth and Moon from this angle. From NASA Earth Observatory.  The green tinge is a photographic artifact produced by the method of taking … Continue reading

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Blue Moon

On my way out of an eatery where I had met a reader and priest heading to Lacrosse for yet another conference with Cardinal Burke, as well as the great Archbp. Cordileone, [HERE] I saw the rising moon. Photos almost … Continue reading

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Signs in the Heavens: recent rare planetary and stellar conjunctions

You might recall that I posted about the theory about the Star of Bethlehem.   His arguments are pretty good. I was sent a link to an interesting video in Spanish about another triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in Regulus in Leo. … Continue reading

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16 July: Apollo 11 lifts off

Who can forget this? 16 July 1969. Very cool slo mo. Imagine what this would have been like with today’s tech? Still.. it is simply awesome. Saturn V!

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PLUTO!

NASA has released photos of Pluto and its moon, the aptly named Charon. The craft New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto today, 14 July 2015. Here is a false color composite:   New Horizons’ almost 10-year, three-billion-mile journey … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Venus are having a … conjunction! In plain sight!

Jupiter and Venus are having a conjunction!  In plain sight!  No Obergefell v. Hodges for them, no sirree! From SpaceWeather (and your own observation). For the next few nights, the distance between the planets will continue to shrink. On June 30th … Continue reading

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AURORA ALERT! Events of terrible beauty, presaging we know not what.

Since Sunday a series of Earth-directed CME’s have created Aurora Borealis visible as far South in these USA as, I hear, Arkansas!  I know I will go out to look. Tonight, get out there if you have good viewing conditions, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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