Astronomy

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) […]

NightLapse June 7-8

Posted by on June 8, 2020 at 6:16 pm

Here’s a nighttime time lapse of the waning gibbous moon, 3 nights past full, zipping through the sky on Sunday-Monday. You’ll see Sagittarius immediately to the right of the moon and two bright objects immediately left of the moon. Those two objects are Jupiter and Saturn.  While you’re watching, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to […]

Strawberry Moon

Posted by on June 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm

The moon is full tonight. Hope you can catch a glimpse of it tonight. Here’s what it looked like in Graceville, MN last night!

Big Dipper

Posted by on May 27, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Watch this fun nighttime time lapse from last night. As soon as it gets dark, watch the “upside down” Big Dipper come into view directly overhead. Also, you’ll see some high cirrus clouds drift in from what was leftoiver from thunderstorms in Kentucky the day before.  Remember to SUBSCRIBE to my new YouTube page […]

Full Moon Tonight

Posted by on May 7, 2020 at 1:09 am

I was putting away the grill on our deck and spotted the beautiful full moon through the trees on our horizon. Enjoy! Click ON the photo for a bigger, better view.

Last Chance

Posted by on May 3, 2020 at 8:18 pm

If skies are clear anytime in the next few days, admirers of the winter constellation, Orion, will have an opportunity to gaze upon this stunning and easily recognized constellation one more time before it disappears too close to the sun. You will need a VERY clear western horizon as Orion is now very low in […]

Venus In The Pleiades

Posted by on April 4, 2020 at 5:47 pm

I was fortunate enough to capture some astro-images of Venus’ encounter with the “Seven Sisters” of the Pleiades Cluster on Friday evening.

A Venus Encounter

Posted by on April 2, 2020 at 6:24 pm

The very bright planet Venus will be passing through the Pleiades Cluster over the next few nights. This will be a RARE sight since it won’t happen for another 8 years. With skies having completely cleared out, everyone in Ohio will have the opportunity to see this!