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By tigtog on September 23, 2012
Scheduled for the exact minute of the September Equinox BECAUSE I CAN.
By tigtog on December 12, 2011
It’s too long since I’ve put up a spectaculat starry time lapse video, and I needed some astronomical comforting after cloudy skies meant that I missed the lunar eclipse on Saturday. Via Bad Astronomy, this spectacular effort has pre-Incan petroglyphs in the foreground! Stéphane Guisard [...] has created a beautiful time lapse video of the [...]
By tigtog on September 23, 2011
Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.
By tigtog on August 29, 2011
I’ve seen many clouds with faint iridescence before, and even a few where the play of colours was remarkably clear, but never anything quite as vivid as this!
By tigtog on June 16, 2011
Yep, still getting my regular APOD fix.
By tigtog on May 18, 2011
from Astronomy Picture of the Day
By tigtog on March 20, 2011
In two respects:
- It was pissing down rain last night, and the moon could not be seen behind the cloud cover.
- Nothing dramatic or remarkable or disastrous happened at all.
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
The December solstice happened about twelve minutes ago as I compose this post (2010-12-21 23:38 Universal Time). APOD, as per usual, has the solstice goodies:
By tigtog on November 30, 2010
Over the next few weeks, starting tomorrow (December 1st), we shall be padding out our normal blogging during the xmasolstichanukkwanzaa etc increased-social-obligations period with some reposts of older articles from the first years of this blog.
By tigtog on September 22, 2010
All those stars reminded me – it’s nearly September equinox time (it’s becoming more common to no longer refer to vernal/autumnal equinoxes or summer/winter solstices because it gives the wrong impression that it’s the same season simultaneously around the world). The equinox falls on tomorrow, September 23rd at 1:09 pm Sydney time.
By tigtog on September 9, 2010
The poster shows the link between Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour and the shuttle that commemorates its voyages. This is only one in a series of new posters showing the Shuttles and the missions they have flown.
By tigtog on March 21, 2010
APOD put up a fantastic picture to mark this stage in the planet’s journey around the Sun. Recorded on March 10 from Teide National Park on the island of Tenerife, the vista is composed of 4 separate pictures spanning over 180 degrees. (Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López)
By tigtog on April 20, 2008
When I retire I’m going to become an astronomy geek. Explanation for the photo below from APOD. Image Credit: Amir Hossein Abolfath