A Scene of Simple Stars

Common stars, providing short glimpses of God’s created heavens, often appear during sultry and hazy summer nights. The brightest stars have enough brightness to pierce the haze. This summer the planet Saturn is waltzing through the Scorpius constellation, so the midnight scene yielded a treat for the eyes. Even a low power binocular… Continue reading

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Common Scene and the Wake-up Call

Dense fog or heavy haze is common for winter nights in the San Joaquin Valley, California, because of the effects of surrounding mountains and heavy agriculture. The mountains trap air in the lowlands. The amount of agriculture activity raises humidities close to the ground and puts lots of soil matter in the air. Temperature inversions are also… Continue reading

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