Eclipse 2017

From my front yard, coordinates 45.5229° N, 122.9898° W And I'm not sure, but did I catch a solar prominence, top right-ish? There's a little reddish thing about about "1 o'clock".   It got very dim, and a few degrees cooler. Standing under the shade of the maple tree in my yard felt like night, although … Continue reading Eclipse 2017

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Around the ‘hood and beyond

Just a few more recent pics. Here's the nearly-full moon on June 30, and the Venus-Jupiter conjunction that same night (basically the moon was to the south, and I turned around to face west-northwest to see the conjunction). The brighter of the two planets is Venus. Even though Jupiter is MUCH larger, it's so much … Continue reading Around the ‘hood and beyond

Revenants Abroad – Chapter 17

Chapter 17 went live this morning. This chapter finds Neko and Anne-Marie off together, without Andrej, leading to some unwelcome surprises for Anne-Marie. I kind of felt bad for doing this to her… naaaahh, not really Saw a pretty sunset on the way home last night for just a couple minutes before being swallowed up … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Chapter 17

Future Sci-Fi

More random bizarro thinking on my part. I suddenly started wondering what science fiction of the future will be. Today most science fiction is focused on colonizing other planets, alien encounters, high-tech taking over, dystopias, the fall of civilization, robots, AI, time travel, extending human life. Ok, that's a whole lotta stuff. In say, a … Continue reading Future Sci-Fi

In Saturn’s Rings

Space geeks, ahoy! This one's for us. This is an amazing movie put together by amateur filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren, using over a million photos culled from more than fifteen different sources, including Apollo missions 8 - 17, the Hubble telescope, Voyagers 1 & 2, and of course the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. From the … Continue reading In Saturn’s Rings