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
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
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!
We are in for a special treat that is not a trick, A Halloween blue moon! Very rare. The official blue moon in its full moon phase is at 10:49 am. The last time we had a Halloween blue moon was 2001 and it was really special. This is because it started on earth on…Read more This is No Trick, Just Treat – Blue Moon Halloween
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
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
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!