Archive for the ‘astonomy’ Category

Know Your Fireballs: A Giant Meteor High Above California, Nevada, and Arizona This Evening?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Is this the thing that everybody’s talking about tonight?

The LA Times says meteor.

Fireballs FAQ from your American Meteor Society.

Follow men’s eyes as they look to the skies 
The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams 

[UPDATE: Here we go, the impression of a Young Artist, suspiciously over-detailed:

Jill Padilla’s son Juan drew this pic right after seeing the strange lights. (credit: Juan Padilla)

Awesome!

Until next time…

Shooting stars never stop/

San Franciscans Delighted by Last Night’s “Super” Harvest Moon, the Last One We’ll Get ‘Til 2029

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last night’s Super Harvest Moon really stood out, owing to the lack of cloud cover.

Here’s what it looked like around town.

But this shot, I’m a little auspicious of.  

Here’s how it looked from Russian Hill. It’s morphing time!

Via spieri

And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:

Via David DeHetre

All right, see you again in 2029…

The Constellation Sutro as It Appeared Last Night Over San Francisco

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

You know that Autumn has come to San Francisco when you see a crescent moon inside of the nine red stars that make up the Sutro Constellation.

As seen from Duboce Park around 8:00 PM last night:

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Red stars at night, a Sailor’s delight