Welcome to Summer 2021!

Summer within hours: Welcome to. . .S-U-M-M-E-R ! ! Summer starts later today, so I am sharing the following trivia. ☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼☀☼ Facts: Timing: Later today--Sunday, June 20, at 10:31 PM tonight. Official scientific name: Summer solstice (Winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, including Australia) – Proto-Indo-European word meaning “to burn, or be on fire.” +…Read more Welcome to Summer 2021!

Super Blood-Moon and Lunar Eclipse – Info On Future Eclipses

A treat for persons from California and points out west and further are in for a photographic gem tonight: A Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse. The whole event lasts the total time of 3 hours and  7 minutes. The start of this major event is starting at 3:47 a.m. CDT which is a little…Read more Super Blood-Moon and Lunar Eclipse – Info On Future Eclipses

Welcome to Spring!

It is Now Spring: Welcome to. . .S-P-R-I-N-G!!! Spring started yesterday, so I am sharing the following trivia. Facts: Timing: Saturday, March 20 at 4:37 am. Official scientific name: Vernal equinox – "The freshness of the land" + “Equal night”. Equal timing: Day and night are all 12 hours, no matter where you are on…Read more Welcome to Spring!

Full Beaver Moon Turns Into Partial Eclipse Tonight

We have right now a very welcome treat in store for our early morning hours. The full Beaver Moon has turned into a partial lunar eclipse peaking at 3:30 a.m. CDT, although we could not see it because of cloud cover in the Chicago area. A partial eclipse that does not enter the umbra means…Read more Full Beaver Moon Turns Into Partial Eclipse Tonight

Bonus Photo: Blue Moon and Mars – ALL in One Shot!

What a treat we had a couple nights ago! We had Mars still pretty bright, although not quite as intense as a couple weeks ago after midnight, and a full Halloween blue moon! Photo #1 Photo #2 Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy A20 with the factory Dual Pixel 12MP OIS F1.7 lens and 1.4µm…Read more Bonus Photo: Blue Moon and Mars – ALL in One Shot!

The Full Buck Moon Turns to Partial Lunar Eclipse Happening Overnight

We have a very welcome treat in store for our later evening hours, and will not be as loud as the fireworks. The full Buck Moon will turn into a partial penumbral lunar eclipse is due to happen: The eclipse will start on tonight at 10:08 p.m. CDT (0308 GMT Sunday, July 5) and end…Read more The Full Buck Moon Turns to Partial Lunar Eclipse Happening Overnight

Happy Spooky Full Moon Friday the 13th–in the Heart of a Palindrome!

I am wishing everyone a very Happy Full Moon Friday the 13th which happens right in the heart of a palindrome string! This is the first Friday the 13th since Oct. 13, 2000, and the next one will be in 30 years on Aug. 13, 2049. This comes in conjunction of a string of palindrome…Read more Happy Spooky Full Moon Friday the 13th–in the Heart of a Palindrome!