Tag Archives: Astronomy

“Great Scott!” er… SPOT – Jupiter Collides with EARTH!

I dreamed that the Earth was being threatened by Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot!”  …No, that’s not really true, not even the dream part.  BUT, the clouds above do look a little like planet Jupiter’s atmosphere with its “Great ‘Red’ Spot,” just above and behind the … Continue reading

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A Great Cosmic Clock – Perseid Meteor Shower

  The Perseid meteor shower occurs around August 12th every year.          EVERY YEAR. Above, a so so “capture” from the NJ Pinelands of a Perseid meteor last year  (8/13/15 – 18mm ISO 4000, 15″, f/4, enlarged)  This morning, … Continue reading

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Moonlight Bay – Landscape Sailboat on Water’s Edge

  Last week – a near full moon reflects its soft light off Barnegat Bay. The Jersey Shore As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂  

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Mercury Transiting the Sun, today 5/9/16

About 8:58 AM EDT this morning, Mercury (The round black dot) is seen beginning its transit in front of the sun. (Sunspots are visible above.) Image at about 600 mm f 6.3, 1/400 sec, hand held.  As usual, click on … Continue reading

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“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons

Some astronomy pastime tonight (March 21, 2016,) as Jupiter and the moon were pretty close together in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset. Above: The slightly over-exposed moon, and Jupiter just visible to the left. 400mm telephoto lens, ISO 4000, 1/1600 … Continue reading

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22 Minutes – Aftermath of a Stormy Day

Last daylight minutes of a stormy day at the Jersey Shore; textures, colors, ducks, and gulls, – and the sun meets the oldest nuclear power plant in the United States… yesterday, 1/10/16. As usual, click on the image for a closer … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell, a Horn Antenna, a 100 ft. Balloon and The BIG Bang…All Here, All There

In Homdel, New  Jersey, less than a mile (~one km) from the often ear splitting outdoor concerts of the Garden State (PNC) Arts Center, sits this odd looking contraption designed and built by Bell Labs, the historic and  prestigious research arm of AT&T. … Continue reading

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