Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

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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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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