I went outside and did my best to recognize the stars. I did pretty good, and I correctly identified Capella, Aldebaran, Bellatrix, Elnath, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Altair, Deneb, Alberio, Vega, Achernar, Algol, Polaris, Fomalhaut, and Mira. I also saw a lot of constellations, like Ares, Triangulum, Pisces, Perseus, Ursa Minor and Sagitta.
Friday, December 9, 2011
On december 10th, there will be a lunar eclipse visible from asia to austrailia. In this eclipse, the moon will be inside of the Earth's Umbra for a total of 51 minutes. Those watching in Europe and Africa will however missout on the the partial phases early in the evening, because the eclipse will start before the moon rise for that half of the globe. Those viewing the eclipse in the Americas will be able to see the beginning of the eclipse as the moon sets . The lunar eclipse pictured here was taken in February 2008 over Iran's Zargos Mountains.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
In this long exposure photo, the startrails are captured about a beautiful sea of clouds lit by cities and towns in the valley below. Stars near the celestial north pole can be seen near the top right corner of the image. This long exposure film image can be seen as reminiscent a past age when Europe was covered by the Pannonian Sea.