Happy June Solstice all! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This week’s whimsy features Jeremy Deller’s inflatable sculpture Sacrilege. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
Nicole at Skepchick has links for how and when for this week in 2012. The Local Transit Times page on the Transit of Venus website reckons that for Sydney the details are as follows:
It was about seven hours ago, and I meant to schedule a post to publish at the exact time, but life got in the way. Whatever your cultural/religious/astronomical orientation, may the turning of the calendar lead only to better things for you.
The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope even got its own Google Doodle:
Because without them we wouldn’t have seasons. Happy September equinox, all.
It must be time for another Stonehenge pic.
Yep, still getting my regular APOD fix.
from Astronomy Picture of the Day
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.