Jupiter has departed from the company of the pre-dawn planets (Mars, Saturn, Venus, Mercury) and has begun coming up over the eastern horizon well before midnight.
No, it was like a gold, gold lily –
But today is Burns Day.
A group met on the third Monday of the month, Continue reading “Yet another definition of midwinter”
There may be a planet at an enormous distance from the Sun: Continue reading “Planet Nine discovered, maybe or even probably”
There are two more sky events for Wednesday, though unlike Continue reading “Closely confined”
For the first of 13 times this year, the Moon will on Tuesday-Wednesday night (Jan. 19/20) pass so close to Aldebaran that it occults (hides) the great “eye of the Bull.”
Rock star David Bowie died, and according to Continue reading “Constellation Bowie? I don’t think so”
The sky over the sea yesterday morning.
And an older painting, pulled out of a closet, of an evening scene in the agora of Athens, where Socrates used to stroll with his friends.
This is another confession. Continue reading “Quadrantids and Edot revisited”