The March equinox happened a little over an hour ago here in Sydney, at 9:45am AEST. APOD, of course, has an informative image for us today, and a London headmaster showed us what not to do when a few voices complain about a school taking note of a once in a lifetime event.
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!
So of course I’m going to show you a picture of the summer solstice at Stonehenge, because I just love the ‘henge. Here in Sydney? Here’s a shot I took last week
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)
Image Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day (2008-08-02: Eclipse Shirt), image by Phillip Haake
The next eclipse of the sun visible from Australia will be in November 2012 (and only a partial eclipse over Sydney), so I’ve got a while to plan it
When I retire I’m going to become an astronomy geek. Explanation for the photo below from APOD. Image Credit: Amir Hossein Abolfath