Tag Archives: new moon

There’s a Star in the East

Long winter nights. Crisp clear skies. Denser colder atmosphere. These are a few of my favorite things during the winter months and they add up to darker skies and brighter stars.  This weekend also has a few things going for … Continue reading

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Look West After Sunset Tomorrow Evening

I probably won’t get to see this.  Snow is forecast for this afternoon in the KC metro area and continuing cloud cover for the next couple of days.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed and my eyes on the western horizon … Continue reading

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New Moon; Black Moon; Super Moon

Gorgeous photo of the new moon courtesy the U.S. Naval Observatory Learn more about today’s new moon in this Earthsky article: New supermoon – and Black Moon – on February 18, 2015

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Comet and Crescent Moon Sail into the Sunset

You can tell it’s spring time in Kansas by my frustration with clouds and astronomical observing.  I don’t grumble much, so long as the clouds provide relief for our record drought, as they did last weekend with two days of … Continue reading

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Sunrise ~ Ides of September

I went to bed a bit disappointed with the cloud cover. My astronomy club’s monthly star party got cancelled because of lingering overcast.  I spent a pleasant evening with my husband watching the first part of Sergeant York while he … Continue reading

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Baby Moon to Venus: “Tag, You’re It!”

For the third day in a row this week, I planned an evening excursion to photograph astronomical objects converging on the western horizon during twilight. The people living along First Street on the hill above Main Street in Lansing probably … Continue reading

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Playing Hide-and-Seek with Baby Moon

Monday afternoon I returned home from work all psyched up and ready to catch a glimpse of the new moon, the baby one, the one that’s barely twenty-four hours old.  I kept one eye on the sky all day, getting a … Continue reading

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