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25 years ago we met this beauty...

On August 25, 1989, Voyager 2 passed by Neptune, giving us the first pictures of this beauty, up close and personal.  Before then, all we had were pictures of a dot in the sky.   152 more words


August 2014 New Moon Ritual

The members of SLPS gathered on Saturday, August 23, 2014 to honor the new moon, set goals, and work magic. Talks of the fall service project and rededication to the craft all took place. 7 more words


Nir Meiri's Double-headed Two Moons Lamp Mimics Celestial Bodies

Tel Aviv designer Nir Meiri has produced a lamp with two circular diffusers that every single look like a glowing complete moon (+ slideshow).

Nir Meiri made the 2 Moons lamp after a trip into the Israeli desert. 23 more words

New Moon Monday

I love it when it’s a new moon on a Monday.

Monday, of course, being Moon day.

Therefore, my friends, I wish you all a glorious Moon Day and hope that all your visions are clear.


NASA unveils the most detailed map yet of Neptune's moon Triton

(A false-colour close-up view of Triton – Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

25 years ago, in the summer of 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 became the first, and only, spacecraft to visit the Neptune system, providing Earth with its first ever glimpse of the gas giant and its moon Triton. 333 more words


Space without the space

I have often been frustrated by the Earth-central thinking that we are in someway more significant than the other terrestrial bodies around us.  While it is true that Earth is technically the largest terrestrial body in our Solar System, the image above reminds us that much of our planet is not colonizable.   56 more words

Random Astronomy

Five Moons

Highlight them boldly,
make a deep colouration on them—
but make sure they stay moonlight.

Paint them harmoniously,
dry the sweaty surface—
and make sure they smell glowing. 34 more words