Astronomy

Planetary Targets

Posted by on November 9, 2020 at 2:27 am

With stunningly clear skies since late last week, seeing some fun astronomical objects has been easy! Jupiter and Saturn are low in the SW sky until they set around 9 p.m. (click on the image to see a larger version). Mars is now rising high in the SE sky just after twilight fades! It’s very […]

Morning Fireball

Posted by on September 30, 2020 at 6:16 pm

From “Trucker Beetle Bailey,” LINK HERE. “This video was taken from my DashCam in Pennsylvania on interstate 76 westbound at approximately the 150 mile marker at about 5:25 AM Eastern.” 

Friday Night Sky

Posted by on September 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Check out tonight’s sky! Out of the five planets visible in the sky at the same time, three of them are easy “naked-eye” (you don’t need a telescope) objects. My new WeatherJazz® Audience Connect line is: 234-525-5888. Call anytime you have a comment or topic suggestion! There’s a new way to become a supporter of […]

NGC 1805

Posted by on September 11, 2020 at 4:52 pm

Many colorful stars are packed close together in this image of the globular cluster NGC 1805, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This tight grouping of thousands of stars is located near the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. For more on this unique globular cluster, click here.

Surprise Aurora

Posted by on August 17, 2020 at 5:38 pm

Check out this surprise aurora show in central Pennsylvania this morning! The aurora borealis visible from Pennsylvania’s Cherry Springs State Park. pic.twitter.com/lvMZrQVeoT — Sumita (@SumitaShankar) August 17, 2020

Perseids

Posted by on August 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

My GoPro camera in “Night Lapse” mode caught a few of the Perseids last night. Click on each frame for a bigger view: …along with a bonus frame:

Send Your Name To Mars

Posted by on July 30, 2020 at 2:22 pm

Would you like to send YOUR name to Mars on the next Mars mission (scheduled for 2026)? Click HERE to place your name on a microchip headed for Mars!

Comet Neowise

Posted by on July 12, 2020 at 9:10 pm

Comet watchers have a great opportunity to see Comet Neowise, low in the NNE sky in the pre-dawn skies over the next few mornings. Here’s where to look: Here are some fabulous photos taken over the last few days: I woke my daughter Thea up at 2:30 this morning to show her this sight from […]

Fireflies Or Lightning Bugs?

Posted by on July 8, 2020 at 4:37 pm

What do YOU call them? Use the COMMENTS section below and let me know! Here is a GREAT 2-hour exposure from “Bill” in Medina showing the firefly trails with the two-hour star trail exposure (looking north). Click ON the image to see a larger version.

90 Degree Days

Posted by on July 6, 2020 at 7:32 pm

From the way things look, we will see a 5-day stretch of 90°F days this week. Let’s talk about 90 degree days in Cleveland along with some supporting lists below the audio player that highlights WeatherJazz® Episode #113. (Since 2000) List of longest 90°F stretches (in days): 2000 0 2001 3 (Twice) 2002 4 (Twice) […]