Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

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.
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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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8 November: Election Day, Solar Plasma Cloud To Strike Earth

At SpaceWeather:
SUN HURLS PLASMA CLOUD TOWARD EARTH:  Yesterday, Nov. 5th, a magnetic filament on the sun became unstable and erupted. The blast opened a fiery canyon in the sun’s atmosphere and hurled a CME toward Earth.  According to NOAA models, … Continue reading

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14 Nov – SUPER SUPER MOON

Mark your calendars!
From Science Alert:
We’re about to see a record-breaking supermoon – the biggest in nearly 70 years
The closest full moon in the 21st century.
If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon … Continue reading

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The Autumnal Tipping Point

In addition to today being Bilbo’s and Frodo’s Birthday, my Roman Curia calendar indicates that the Autumnal Equinox occurred at 14:20 GMT. Here at the Cupboard Under The Stairs, the Equinox took place at 9:21 AM CDT.
The word equinox was formed by … Continue reading

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CLOSE ASTEROID FLYBY

One of these days… one of these days….
From SpaceWeather:
ASTEROID DOUBLE FLYBY:  On Sept. 7th, a newly discovered asteroid about the size of a large grey whale flew over the south pole of Earth only 25,000 miles away. For scale, that’s … Continue reading

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