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Fantastic Fun Friday

I knew going into Friday I would have a very long day ahead of me. I had errands I needed to run first thing in the morning, so I planned to be late to work.  I stayed up past my … Continue reading

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Summer Sunrise

Summer officially arrived yesterday, but today it dawned for the first time.  I woke up way way early for a Sunday (sometime during the four o’clock hour) and spied a hazy crescent moon from my bedroom window, but no bright … Continue reading

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Moon Venus Conjunction

Did you happen to look west-southwest last evening shortly after (or during) sunset? The Moon passed quite close to Venus. If I’d remembered a few minutes earlier, I probably could have seen Venus during daylight.

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A Triple Line-up in Triple Digit Heat

Despite a withering 103 degree temperature during the seven o’clock hour yesterday evening, I drug out my telescope and camera gear to the backyard in anticipation of an early evening planetary and lunar line-up.  Terry grilled some chicken while I … Continue reading

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Sliver of a Dying Moon

I tossed and turned most of last night, dreaming about missing the opportunity to observe nearly the last shred of the dying crescent moon.  I remember waking up at two o’clock, three o’clock and again at four o’clock, and struggling … Continue reading

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Crescent Moon Sails Between Jupiter and Venus on the Ides of July

I need my head examined.  Why else would I suddenly sit up in bed and immediately head to a window in the darkest hour of the night, just to see if an astronomical conjunction was visible yet?  And that’s exactly … Continue reading

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