Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Look! Up in the sky! Falcon Heavy lifts off.

I’ve been watching the SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. They sent up Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. This booster can lift 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs), more than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. … Continue reading

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31 Jan – Blue Moon Eclipse

This is from SpaceWeather:
BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, the second full Moon of January will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a rare “Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse.” The Moon won’t look blue, however. Researchers are predicting a bright … Continue reading

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The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.

I fairly dread papal trips these days. You never know what is going to happen on the papal airplane. Will there be another presser in which the Holy Father will say something like, “Who am I to judge?” That was … Continue reading

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WDTPRS O Oriens: Winter Solstice and thoughts on time

This is the Solstice day, for the Northern Hemisphere the day which provides us with the least daylight of the year.
From this point onward in your globe’s majestic arc about your yellow star, we of the north benefit from increasing warmth … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool! Voyager fires its thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

Recently I re-watched the movie The Martian, which is also a novel.  [US HERE – UK HERE  I understand that the author has a new book out.] I find it inspiring.
We  encounter challenges.  We work the problems.  We face our … Continue reading

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VIDEO for your Just Too Cool file – supercomputer simulation of past year’s hurricane season

At APOD I saw this amazing video and I can’t but share it.
Explanation: Where do hurricanes go? To better understand dangerous storms, NASA compiled data from several satellites into a supercomputer simulation of this past year’s hurricane season. Specifically, the featured … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: Sun “event” on 13 Oct 2017?

Are any of you reading stories about an event in Nigeria on 13 October 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun?  Apparently the bishops of Nigeria consecrated Nigeria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  After the Mass, the … Continue reading

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 will NOT strike your planet… they say.

From SPACEWEATHER:
ASTEROID TO BUZZ EARTH THIS WEEK: When the sun rose over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, at first it seemed like an ordinary day. Then the space rock hit. Without warning, the morning sky lit up with a second sun … Continue reading

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23 September 2017: Look! Up in the sky!

The old phrase forever to be associated with Superman, “Look!  Up in the sky!” denotes wonder and curiosity about something unknown.
On 23 September we will look up in the sky and see something wondrous and curious.
All sorts of planets and … Continue reading

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The Eye of Irma

Please continue prayers for those in the path of the hurricanes.
The eye of Irma.

Explanation via APOTD:
Explanation: Why does a hurricane have an eye at its center? No one is yet sure. What happens in and around a hurricane’s eye is … Continue reading

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Giant space rock hurtling towards your planet! Fr. Z opines and advises.

Some of my friends in our SMS exchanges will at times long for the big meteor to put us out of our misery.
Today I read at Space.com that there is a big asteroid – hopefully not meteor – coming.
A space rock … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Post Syzygy

MCI is a madhouse.  Many people have some sort of eclipse commemorating shirt.

I was supposed to do a radio slot with Drew Mariani but in the chaos it didn’t work.
We had some clouds but mangaged to see some of the … Continue reading

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A prayer to prepare for #SolarEclipse2017

It occurred to me that we might ask God for specialized help today.
Almighty eternal God, who by Thy Word created the cosmos and set in motion all that has being, should it be pleasing to Thee, for the sake of … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: the Eclipse is racist

The Atlantic is pretty much a joke.  However, they take themselves seriously.   This story seems… seems… not to be an intentional joke.
Read and be amazed.  It exemplifies the Left.   You can’t make this up.
From Daily Caller:
The Eclipse Is Racist … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Here goes the Sun Edition

I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.

There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East.   The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse on Monday, 21 August – What are your plans?

The Total Eclipse will occur over these USA on Monday.
The Eclipse will take place 54 days before the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima… the length of a 54 Day Novena.
Also, because a total eclipse can … Continue reading

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Annual meteor shower – Perseids – the Tears of St Lawrence

Today is the Feast of St Lawrence of Rome, Deacon and Martyr.  He was a serious hard-core saint in hard times.
This is also the time of year that your planet whirls through the debris left by the comet known as Swift-Tuttle. … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Sun Reflection and Moon Shadow

I am thinking ahead to the total solar eclipse that will be visible across these USA in the next month.
I found a spiffy video at Astromony Pic of the Day.  This is very cool.

Explanation: What are those lights and shadows crossing … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse Planning

I am giving strong consideration to the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.
Plans are to be made.
A strong contender must be in Missouri, near to St. Joseph and to Gower, which the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are to be … Continue reading

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Approaching Jupiter

Stepping aside from things churchy for a moment, here’s a spiffy video spotted at Astronomy Pic of the Day.

EXPLANATION FROM APOD:
What would it look like to approach Jupiter? To help answer this, a team of 91 amateur astrophotographers took over … Continue reading

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