Posts Tagged ‘astro’

Monday night

December 21, 2020

For the past year, Jupiter and Saturn have been dancing ever closer in the night sky. On the evening of Dec. 21, the very nadir of winter, they will be so close — one-tenth of one angular degree — that if your eyes are as bad as mine, they will appear as one blurry, bright planet. With a little optical aid you should be able to discern them as separate orbs, almost kissing, although Jupiter will be 450 million miles in front of the ringed Saturn.

Go out and look southwest in the hour after sunset. According to astronomers, the two planets have not appeared this close to each other in the sky since 1623 — but the sun’s glare then would have rendered them invisible. To find a conjunction that humans could see, you must skip all the way back to 1226, or ahead to March 15, 2080. You might wonder who will be around to witness that event
“}} This Solstice, Solace for the Darkness
A rare conjunction of planets serves as a reminder that there is more to the universe than just ourselves.

How to watch tonight’s ‘great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn

visible near the horizon

Night Sky Map & Planets Visible Tonight in North Branford

April 7, 2020

After Einstein: The Dark Mysteries

June 20, 2016

After Einstein: Dark Mysteries by @SheerPriya Notes sightings of Vulcan until relatively explained Mercury’s orbit

nice description of gravity waves & black holes for the un-initiated QT:{{”
numerous claimed and reported sightings on several continents of the fictional planet Vulcan… [until general relatively]

Time-lapse: Scintillaris.

September 15, 2015

Time-lapse: Scintillaris Great #movie showing someone apparently plucking stars out of sky

Crab Nebula: Video shows gas cloud expanding over time.

August 10, 2013

You Are Here: A Whole-Sky Time-Lapse of the Galactic Center – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic

June 15, 2013

Amazing #photo of what the night sky should look like MT @TheAtlantic: whole-sky time-lapse of the galactic center

Earth-Like Exo-Moons Can Lurk Well Beyond Planetary Habitable Zones, Say Astronomers – Forbes

May 5, 2013