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New Moon in Virgo, August 25, 2014

Two Guardian Angels: invisible help and protection in times of crisis.’  

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of Sun and Moon on August 25.     861 more words


Titanic Weather

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Titan weather calls for gentle breezes, partly methane cloudy, and temperatures cold enough to shatter your soul. …



From NASA: The Three Great Observatories


Described as the “three great observatories, Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra have each revolutionized our view of the Universe. Please watch, enjoy and learn. 282 more words

Basic Research

Discovering the Moon's Secrets

If you follow me on twitter, you know I love to muse about the Moon. The Moon can be metaphor or quiet companion. There is comfort in watching the Moon’s monthly cycle slowly unfold. 1,003 more words


What was the exposure time of this photo?

About 1 hour. The length of stars trails is pretty much the same as the distance travelled by an hour hand of clock during 30 minutes. 32 more words

August Apogee Moon

Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle around the Earth. However in reality the Moon orbits the Sun together with the Earth… 171 more words


From SPACE.com: "Lick Observatory: Searching for Exoplanets & Funds"


August 23, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

Lick Observatory is an astronomical research facility in California that has been in operation since 1888. Astronomers at Lick are searching for planets outside the solar system, trying to understand how stars and galaxies came to be, and doing a survey of… 826 more words

Basic Research