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Something changed in the western sky!

Take a look at the positions of the planets and the moon in this photo I took last week: Now compare to the photo I posted in my blog a few weeks ago: Notice anything different?  Venus and Jupiter switched … Continue reading

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Western Sky

Ask your astrologer friend what planets currently occupy the western sky after sunset.  Then ask your astronomer friend the same question. They both should be able to tell you the one lowest to the horizon is Venus, and the one … Continue reading

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Lunar eclipse

The full moon will plunge into shadow tonght, courtesy of a total lunar eclipse.  Just like any solid object, the Earth casts a shadow.  When the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, a lunar eclips occurs.  It’s a good thing I … Continue reading

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Goodbye to my telescope

A little over ten years ago, in my early twenties, I bought a telescope. It’s not much of a telescope, with only a four and one-half inch objective mirror. I was working a night shift at the time, and bought … Continue reading

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