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!

The February Event – The Conjunction of Mars and the Moon

The Moon and Mars were in conjunction of Thursday to Friday! Mars is down in magnitude at +0.78 as compared to in November when it was a bright minus -2.10, which is brighter than the brightest star Sirius (-1.46), the Dog Star. Still very brilliant. . .I am sharing the above eerie photo of the…Read more The February Event – The Conjunction of Mars and the Moon

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

Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 11

Today’s featured photo of the day! Obscure Darkroom Magic Here is today’s featured photo. I am featuring an extra special event of featuring a reflection of my favorite part of being in the darkroom…making art out of a regular photo! Here is a set of photos of Maple Lake during the moonlight on a calm night…Read more Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 11