Tonight is the wonderful total lunar eclipse in Prime Time for the United States. No matter what the weather forecast, look outside tonight and give it a few minutes, at least, to see if the moon is visible. Any clouds may make it more artistic! This is an astronomical event for everyone of all ages… More Waiting for the Eclipse
A simmering storm to our south will finally wobble northward this weekend. We need the rain, but I want to see the total lunar eclipse sunday night! It should be beautiful, in prime time, so you don’t have to stay up too late! This full moon (and eclipse) occurs when the moon is nearest the… More Eclipse of the Eclipse?
At last week’s Sudden Star Party at Ward Pound Ridge Park, after sunset we saw sunbeams coming from the western sky, without any clouds in the sky. How can that happen? We noted the light and dark beams stretched across the sky and coming together at the opposite horizon. A great source for information about… More Second Story: Sunbeams
Looking at the Moon, we can’t see any effects of our exploration of our Moon. But, with directions, you can see one landing site in particular – the magnificent landscape of Hadley Rille and Mount Hadley in the Apennine Mountains. The Appennine Mountains are the left side of the inverted ‘V’ of lighter rough terrain… More Can you find the Apollo 15 landing area on the Plain at Hadley?
Thursday, Sept. 3rd, the moon was high in the clear morning sky and Venus was just rising in the east.Here’s how they looked through the 8-inch Orion dobsonian telescope and my Canon XS camera…..
First, look for very bright Venus low in the East before dawn, getting higher all month. I saw it for the first time this month looking out my front door at 5:45am. See how late you can see it! Headlines: Find Jupiter hiding out behind the Sun Bright star hides behind the Moon near midnight… More Disappearing Acts in September’s Skies
As the NYC National Weather Service office noted yesterday, the computer forecast models have been at odds all week on low pressure forming to our south and coming up the east coast. Maybe the models don’t like a winter storm in August. But the storm is expected to stay well offshore and we’ll mostly just… More Muddled models