Astronomy

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) […]

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 […]