Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

We are at your planet’s tipping point!

My Roman Curia calendar indicates that the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:29 GMT (I like using the retro GMT).   So, it occurs today, 23 September in some places.  Here at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, the Equinox takes … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI? Double blast CME heading towards Earth.

If the media, mind-clouding, thought-befuddling blitz on the part of catholic and other outlets – Fishwrap, Amerika, RNS, Crux – weren’t bad enough, we have to think about this too.
I sure hope you have BOBs ready.
From SpaceWeather:

STORM WARNING (UPDATED): Among space weather … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: The Glory

For your “Just Too Cool” file, I direct your attention to Astronomy Pic of the Day and a viewing of …
… The Spectre of Veszprem. 
This truly is just too cool!

Want an explanation?  Of course you do.
This is a phenomenon called The … Continue reading

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GLOBAL KILLER ASTEROID ALERT (in other words… GO TO CONFESSION!)

Sure, the world is going to hell in a handbasket.  Not to worry.  We are all going to be wiped out pretty soon, anyway.
From The Independent:
Huge asteroid that ‘could end human life’ defying gravity as it moves towards Earth, scientists … Continue reading

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10-13 August PERSEID METEOR SHOWER and SUPERMOON

Are you ready for the “Tears of St. Lawrence”?  This is a nickname for the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Each year your Earth passes in its orbit around your Yellow Sun through dust and debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Don’t believe … Continue reading

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VIDEO Aurora: just… wow

I have been watching the news a lot over the last couple days.  Given my mood, I can imagine also yours.
Here’s something very cool as a change of pace.
Real time – not time-lapse – video of aurora borealis.

Meanwhile, as I … Continue reading

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WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

When the massive planet-killer asteroid strikes, the seas will boil, ejecta will block the sun, planetary temperatures will drop and everyone who didn’t die in the initial fiery inferno or the bone crushing flesh ripping tsunamis, will freeze and starve … Continue reading

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Aequinoctium!

BTW… in the North, which is where most of you readers are, it is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, today.  We are interested in this day especially because we date Easter as the first Sunday after the … Continue reading

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From the Northern to the Southern Cross

From APOD:

Go there for the explanation.  I think you can click on the image above for a larger version.  Then go buy some coffee and enjoy their whole archive.
 

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VIDEO Spectacular view of the Basilica of Monreale … by drone

After the dreck we have had to wade through lately, here is something of beauty.
Here is a voyage within the Basilica Santa Maria La Nuova di Monreale in Sicily, a magnificent 12th c. Normano-Byzantine edifice which must number among the … Continue reading

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