Partial Solar Eclipse of June 10 2021

I'm trying this again! Hey, here in Westchester County New York, 75% of the Sun was blocked by the Moon! That’s almost as much as the 91% where the Moon went right down the center of the Sun for an annular eclipse. I’ll post some photos and then fill in text later! So come back … Continue reading Partial Solar Eclipse of June 10 2021

Today’s partial solar eclipse

Hey, here in Westchester County New York, 75% of the Sun was blocked by the Moon! That's almost as much as the 91% where the Moon went right down the center of the Sun for an annual eclipse. I'll post some photos and then fill in text later! So come back and see a work … Continue reading Today’s partial solar eclipse

Heads UP! for June 2021

The Big Event Sunrise. Thursday. June 10. A horned Sun rising in the east-northeast. The next clear day before then, find a place where you can see all the way down to the horizon in the direction of an azimuth 58 degrees from north*. Sunrise will be at 5:24a.m. Maximum eclipse, with 75 percent of … Continue reading Heads UP! for June 2021

The ‘crying’ moon – the super blood moon we won’t see

On Wednesday morning, for the NYC metro area and north and east of us, the Moon will set before the partial phase of the lunar eclipse starts. This eclipse will be better to see from the Western United States. Borrowing from timeanddate.com: Thanks to Astro Bob for talking about how the eclipse will look from … Continue reading The ‘crying’ moon – the super blood moon we won’t see

Weather and Astronomy for the Week of May 17 2021

....for the New York City metro area and the northeast and mid-Atlantic portions of the United States. And, links to data from the Sahara Dust episode in Puerto Rico. If you miss the pop-up shower or thunderstorm today, that'll be it for rain. Until the weekend. The best astronomy nights are Monday, and especially Wednesday. … Continue reading Weather and Astronomy for the Week of May 17 2021

Venus, Mercury and the Moon in Strong Twilight

In our evening sky, Venus is so much brighter than Mercury, but down in the glare from twilight, they are equally hard to find. Usually, Venus jumps out and hits you right in the retina. Since Venus sets before the end of twilight and is lower than Mercury, the brightness behind it makes the contrast … Continue reading Venus, Mercury and the Moon in Strong Twilight

Comet plunges into the Sun’s corona

Not enough room on wordpress to show the movie. Nice view from SOHO's C3 camera. Look for the tiny comet moving toward the Sun from the lower left, just to the right of the support arm. Will it survive its close approach to the Sun? Check back and see:https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_c3.gif Oh! Check out the C2 (zoomed … Continue reading Comet plunges into the Sun’s corona

Incoming Rocket Booster

Much discussion about the core of the Long March 5 rocket booster launched by China. It'll be the largest object to re-enter the Earth's Atmosphere in quite a while. Not as large as Skylab was. More of its pieces will be easily digested by the atmosphere as it burns up when the atmosphere converts its … Continue reading Incoming Rocket Booster