Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

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Where is Mercury?

November 11, 2019

Grab your solar eclipse glasses or protected astronomical equipment, because Mercury is marching across the sun as we speak.

The closest planet to the sun began its transit — an apparent passage across the sun from the perspective of Earth — at 7:35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT) and will continue its journey for 5.5 hours. It will be visible in the U.S.and many other parts of the world. Be sure to check this event out, as it will be the last time until 2032 that Mercury transits the sun. And that occurrence  won’t be visible in the U.S.; Americans will have to wait until 2049 for the next visible event.

You can watch the Mercury transit of 2019 live here, courtesy of Slooh.com. You can also watch the Slooh webcast directly here on YouTube.

Quote from Space.com

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What am I watching?

October 10, 2019

 

I may have posted this earlier, but I like it.

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Where am I traveling?

October 3, 2019
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Where have we traveled?

July 20, 2019

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What am I celebrating?

July 7, 2019

“This weekend is Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), a Japanese festival celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month. To celebrate, 3700 candles have been placed in front of Tokyo’s Zojoji Temple, curving their way to Tokyo Tower and creating an illusion of twinkling stars reaching up to the sky.”

Image result for milky way

 

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Why am I saying, “by Jupiter*?”

February 13, 2019

*An ellipsis of a full oath of the form “I swear by Jupiter that…”. (wiki)

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Why am I dizzy?

January 14, 2019

 

Warning:  planets are not to scale!