Tag Archives: sun

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, and … 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: ” spiraling magnetic field … Continue reading

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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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TRANSIT OF VENUS TODAY – rarest of all eclipses – 5 June 22:10 UTC – 6 June 4:50 UTC – the last in our lifetimes

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 unusual circular dark … Continue reading

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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

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About Galileo, churches and the sun

I was recently alerted to a blog, The Deeps of Time, which deals with science and the Catholic faith.  Even as I am starting at a book on my desk about Galileo (sent by a kind reader from my wish … Continue reading

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13 October: Miracle of the Sun

Is not today the anniversary of the miraculous dancing of the Sun over Portugal?
You know the story.
An Eyewitness Account by Dr. José Maria de Almeida Garrett, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Coimbra, Portugal
     “It must have been 1:30 … Continue reading

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