Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

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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Lightning … from above!

No, you are above the lightning for a change.
I found this at APOD.  Very cool.

Explanation: Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA. The huge storm caused much damage and unfortunately some loss of life for people in … Continue reading

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2017 Solar Eclipse

On 21 August your planet will obscure your yellow Sun and cast a shadow across your planet’s surface. There will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will sweep across these USA.
I, for one, plan on seeing it.
Average cloud … Continue reading

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OLDIE POST: What was the Star of Bethlehem?

In the older, traditional calendar, and in the tradition of both East and West from the earliest days, Friday 6 January was Epiphany.  However, we are now in the time after Epiphany.
I want to remind the readership of a cool … Continue reading

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Veneral Sky Show

The Moon and Venus are at it again in the early evening sky. They are just a few degrees apart. However, given your Moon’s crescent state, you may be able to see some great Earth Shine.  It is also called … Continue reading

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