Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Aurora and noctilucent clouds

Too cool.
Aurora and noctilucent clouds.

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Your yellow Sun is about to flip out!

Every 11 years your Earth’s yellow sun flips out.
The Sun has an 11 cycle of building activity and then BAM its magnetic field flips places.
From NASA:

August 5, 2013: Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements … Continue reading

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Catastrophically large solar flare narrowly missed the Earth two weeks ago

In 1859 the Earth was struck by a massive solar storm called the Carrington Event.  Life was not affected much at that time, because so little used electricity.  Were such a storm to strike the Earth now, however, most if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass during space travel

From a reader:
Could you hypothetically foresee Rome allowing Masses to
be celebrated extra-terrestrially? While it might seem more possible on the Moon or a planet, what about zero-gravity where things can’t be poured and other difficulties would arise?
We apply the analogy of Masses … Continue reading

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Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.

I was struck today by the image of a galaxy posted at Astronomy Pic of the Day.
On the full screen it is amazing. Click it.

Note other galaxies in the background.
Sometimes I consider why the visible cosmos is so large, involving … Continue reading

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Beauty break

Wow…
From Astronomy Pic of the Day: Explanation: Above this boreal landscape, the arc of the Milky Way and shimmering aurorae flow through the night. Like an echo, below them lies Iceland’s spectacular Godafoss, the Waterfall of the Gods. Shining just … Continue reading

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10 May: ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE – LIVE WEBCAST! 5 PM EDT (21h GMT)

Space Weather News for May 9, 2013
http://spaceweather.com
ANNULAR ECLIPSE: On May 10th, the South Pacific sun will turn into a ring of fire as the Moon passes directly in front of the solar disk, producing an annular solar eclipse. At maximum, … Continue reading

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Weightless Water Wringing

This is very cool.

I may have to get out my Yaesu radio later on and see if I can pick up the ISS during a fly over.

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17 April 1970 – Odyssey returns to Earth

On this day 43 years ago, the Command Module Odyssey splashed down.
Apollo XIII

I remember – as if it were yesterday – being glued to the TV watching the coverage of this glorious disaster.  It was inspiring.
But we don’t have a … Continue reading

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NOT CGI!

A few days back, this was on Astronomy Pic of the Day.
From the International Space Station as it travels around your planet.
It is not CGI!

If you are every wondering where the ISS is, click HERE. I used that when … Continue reading

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