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Conjunction Junction

I was hoping to sleep in this morning, but it just wasn’t meant to be. The Eminence Arts and Crafts festival is this weekend and Dayna has a booth, so she was up well before dawn’s butt-crack was showing. She tried to keep from waking me, but Bailey didn’t give me that consideration. By 4:15, she […]

There’s a Bad Moon on the Rise

That’s not really fair. This, of course, was during […]

A Comet’s Tale

Last weekend, the comet PanSTARRS became visible to those of us in the northern hemisphere for the first time. The comet would be low on the western horizon, visible shortly after sunset. It was expected to be a first magnitude object, about as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper, and visible to the naked […]

Once in a Blue Moon

Sometimes, sometimes you just get lucky.  Lucky enough that buying lottery tickets suddenly doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

Back in February, on the night before it was full, I was outside photographing the moon.  It was cold enough to make my hands stiff and that combined with the “bounce” I was getting when I pressed […]