Alright this is weird shit. A picture has been floating around the intertubes that is a direct link to a NASA photograph from the Apollo 8 mission. Here’s the link and a local small version:
Every year the Perseid meteor shower is one of the best. I’ve been either away from a good area or had clouds the last few times cosmic shows were “on”, so I am very pleased to say that tonight is totally clear and the moon has already set. Dark skies and no clouds makes a happy Roger. Continue reading Perseid meteor shower 2013!
9:08 PM EST It’s that time of year again. November 17th is the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. This one is always good and for 2012 we’ve got dark skies. This year I’m still in Highland, NY, right across the Hudson river from Poukeepsie, so I’ll have a bit of light pollution. You can see the weird stuff in the skies post from a week ago or so to see what kind of night light I deal with. I’ll try to get a few pics tonight using the Panasonic GH2 of course and I’ll use the 20mm 2.5 pancake lens at about 40 seconds. I will update this post as the night goes on. Continue reading The Leonids!
If you think you’ve ever made a considerable effort to take a cool picture, think again. A 19 year old British teen named Adam Cudworth has launched a homemade balloon and camera into space to take some pictures. The whole project consisting of a balloon, camera, transmitter, etc. cost him under $350 to build. Not bad if you ask me to acquire some truly impressive amateur pictures of earth from a high altitude. Not bad at all.
Move over blue moon! The August 31, 2012 “blue moon” phenomenon was overshadowed by an enormous filament eruption from the sun. The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this amazing video. This is awesome! It looks as if the sun is spewing liquid out into space. This video is a 30 hour time-lapse shot.