Archive for December, 2010

Lunar eclipse photos

Well, I did a really dumb thing and practically got frostbite. I went outside to observe the lunar eclipse at -11C. Stupid. Read more…

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Burning candles at both ends

Clear skies and a prominent day-11 moon had me out really enjoying sketching; it wasn’t too cold (to begin with), the skies were clear, the target was high and I had plenty of time…..all a rare occurrence. Read more…

Apollo 17 landing site and the dark mantle of Serenity

A lovely crescent day-5 moon and clear skies yesterday evening meant that cooking had to wait for lunar sketching to finish. Read more…

Crescent venus, distant fuzzies, and two favourites

I’ve been up to lots of bitty gazing in the last few days, largely because the deep cold (I mean deep deep) was threatening all sorts of frostbitten appendages. Read more…

Butterfly review of the year – part 1 (Spring)

Well, in case you’ve been in a different country, snow has come to York, for about a week now. It’s just as if last winter never ended. Yesterday we measured 30cm in the back lawn. Read more…

A conjunction to remember

On the morning of 2nd December I was greeted by a wonderful view: a conjunction the crescent Moon, Venus, Saturn, and the bright star Spica. Read more…