Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Geminid Meteor Shower

This could be something fun and memorable to do with your children.
From SpaceWeather:
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Around the world, observers are … Continue reading

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12:12:12 12/12/12

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12/12/12

12/12/12 …
is the day on which we will ever see, in this earthly life, such a repetitive date.
 

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Video of a Total Eclipse of the Sun

This is very cool.

The Sweeping Shadow – Total Solar Eclipse, Nov 14 2012,The Granite, FNQ, Australia. from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

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2013 Comet to be a “once in a civilization” event?

A reader alerted me to this from Scientific American:
Next year’s “brightest comet in modern times” to be “once in a civilization” event
As it flares out of the distant Oort Cloud, the newly discovered comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) appears to be … Continue reading

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Super Moon v. Micro Moon

From NASA’s Astronomy Pic of the Day:

Explanation: Did you see the big, bright, beautiful Full Moon Wednesday night? That was actually a Micro Moon! On that night, the smallest Full Moon of 2012 reached its full phase only about 4 hours … Continue reading

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Remember 1859? 2013 will be the peak of solar activity.

I doubt many people reading this have personal memories of September 1859.  The question was rhetorical.  And yet that date should now stick in your mind.
in 2013 your earth’s yellow Sun’s activity, such as solar flares and coronal Mass ejections, … Continue reading

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Christ is born, astrology dies – a comment on the Pope’s new book about Jesus

First, if you plan to buy the Holy Father’s new book online, will you please my links?  You’ll get your book quickly and at a good price and I will also benefit.  Thanks!
US hardcover HERE.  Kindle HERE. Unabridged audio HERE. … Continue reading

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Anything missing from this otherwise spiffy video?

My big question is: At what point do the cylons show up?

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Look! Up in the sky!

From Spaceweather:
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: Scientists and sky watchers are converging on the northeast coast of Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef, for a total eclipse of the sun on Nov. 13/14. For researchers, the brief minutes of totality … Continue reading

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