Last of Year; Last of a Star; What does it mean?

The end of a year is a noteworthy time because it generally causes people to take a look back as well as forward. How one looks both ways, however, makes a big difference in the conclusions a person will reach. And, the world view of a person is the largest… Continue reading

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Sun-Earth-Moon Motion and a Parable from the Inter-tidal Zone

Most of the posts deal directly with sky observing. Occasionally I will refer to a lesson that has its basis in the effects of the relative position and motion of the sun, earth, and moon. This most exquisite dance — a precision creation by Almighty God — causes the seasons… Continue reading

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Fall, Front Passage, Clouds, and the Moon

Late fall on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA is marked by rapid front passages, quick changes in weather, and cloud formations that change just as quickly. It is also marked by wondrous color that marks the forests. This sketch was during one of those rapidly changing days. Sketching the… Continue reading

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