Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

CONJUNCTION ALERT!

I hope we have a break in the clouds! From Sky and Telescope: Earth’s two closest planetary neighbors draw strikingly close together this week. When it comes to “eyeball astronomy,” nothing is more satisfying than to see a pair of … Continue reading

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About that Heliocentric thing…

This is waaaaay too cool not to share about your planet’s yellow Sun. And then there is this. A good thought project for Lent. As you watch the animation, as you watch the little dot planets whirl about the Sun, … Continue reading

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25 years ago, from 4 billion miles away… a glimpse of your planet

From APOD comes this marvelous image: Explanation: On another Valentine’s Day 25 years ago, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make this first ever Solar System family portrait. The … Continue reading

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What’s up with your Sun?

Folks, I hate to break it to you like this, but your Earth’s yellow Sun has a filament. A really big filament. From APOD: This is one of the longest filaments recorded. The description of it involves phrases like: ” … Continue reading

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PARIS – Day 5: Miraculous Edition

Pro sacerdote vel laico O Mater pietatis et misericordiae, beatissima Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator ad te confugio toto corde et affectu; et precor pietatem tuam, ut, sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in Cruce pendenti astitisti, ita et mihi, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October. Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this. This “fall back” change isn’t such … Continue reading

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8 OCTOBER TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

For your information: Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2014 http://spaceweather.com TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON:  The Moon is about to pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a colorful lunar eclipse.  Sky watchers in the Americas, Australia, Pacific islands … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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