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Tag Archives: moon
On a far happier note, from SpaceWeather and from APOD come astronomical notes of interest. First, APOD says that Mars is in opposition. This mean that the entire planet is lined up against liberals, in a kind of solar systemic … Continue reading
Because today is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, it’s time for a trip to your planet’s largest satellite! Everyone should check out the amazing “Tour of The Moon” 4K “fly over” video, provided by the folks at NASA. HERE It makes … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: It occurs to me that two of the three people on Apollo 11 were in the military at the time of their trip the moon. The command module pilot, Michael Collins, and the lunar module pilot, Buzz Aldrin, … Continue reading
I’ve been watching the Republican National Convention speeches. Tonight, I’ve been reminded of two wonderful things, one in the past and one in the future. First, in the past, today is the anniversary of the amazing moment when man first … Continue reading
Today is the feast of the Pope who issued the Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia. Today is the feast of the Pope who didn’t like it when people clapped in church. Today is the feast of the Pope who issued the Roman … Continue reading
Unless you are an astronaut.. or a cosmonaut, you probably haven’t had a chance to see your Earth and Moon from this angle. From NASA Earth Observatory. The green tinge is a photographic artifact produced by the method of taking … Continue reading
You know… ever since February started, I have had the strangest feeling that it was the wrong day. Ever have that? Get out your red pens. Each day I turn another page of my copy of the Martyrologium Romanum, which … Continue reading
In your kindness, please stop and pray for Neil Armstrong, who has died at the age of 82. [wp_youtube]HCt1BwWE2gA[wp_youtube]
This is for your Just Too Cool file. As you read this, keep in mind that The First Gay President has killed our manned space program, thus enervating our collective imaginations and making us dependent on those who don’t like … Continue reading
At APotD I saw this interesting news: Pluto has a fifth moon! A fifth moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto. The moon was discovered earlier this month in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in preparation for the New … Continue reading
TRANSIT OF VENUS TODAY – rarest of all eclipses – 5 June 22:10 UTC – 6 June 4:50 UTC – the last in our lifetimes
LIVE: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ NOTE THE TIMES, below, in UNIVERSAL TIME. Explanation: Today Venus moves in front of the Sun. One way to follow this rare event is to actively reload the above live image of the Sun during the right time interval and look for an … Continue reading
The other day the Full Moon was at perigee (the closest point during its eliptical orbit). At Astronomy Pic of the Day has a great comparison of “Supermoon” and the Sun, taken with the same equipment. You can see that “Supermoon” … Continue reading
Jimmy Akin reminded me today that it is the anniversary of the day an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module of Apollo 13 on its way to our great natural satellite’s Fra Mauro Highlands, named after the 15th c. … Continue reading
Under the recent entry about titular sees, the question arose about which bishop would have jurisdiction over the Moon. I think there are conflicting claims. I heard once that Rome itself had jurisdiction. However, there is another claim. Sometimes it … Continue reading