Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Just to put your day into perspective

Just to put your day into perspective.

Of course, that’s all well and good, but a human soul has greater worth. Christ died for souls, not stars or background radiation.
It seems to me that the material cosmos is so big … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL – Fly Over video of The Moon

Because today is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, it’s time for a trip to your planet’s largest satellite!
Everyone should check out the amazing “Tour of The Moon” 4K “fly over” video, provided by the folks at NASA.  HERE

It makes me want … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, dear universe, happy birthday to you!

Fun!
This is from History:
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.
Kepler was … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s…. STEVE!

Run, don’t walk, to SpaceWeather for a super cool video of STEVE!
STEVE RETURNS (UPDATED WITH VIDEO): Last night in Alberta, Canada, photographer Alan Dyer looked up and saw a mauve ribbon of light bisecting the night sky. Auroras? Not exactly. “It … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday 2018 – Paschal Blue Moon on Vigil of Easter and more Moon stuff

Bumped up to the top for today… photos below
A “Blue Moon” is a second full moon during a calendar month.  They are infrequent.
This year – 2018 – there are two occurrences.
The first was on 31 January, and it was a … Continue reading

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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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