Waning Moon After Dusk

Observers of the sky typically avoid observing in bad sky conditions. In a larger context, however, ‘bad’ conditions often show different kinds of scenes and unusual lighting. Very often, an ‘off’ night like this is a reminder of the magnificent water cycle and the characteristics of the atmosphere, which are specifically created… Continue reading

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The Rising Spear in the Rising Sun

A friend commented to me that our friends in Uganda must enjoy the sky, because it is so dark (sky conditions are excellent). But that is not the case! We learn about anything because we observe and think about it. If no one has taught us to observe, we seldom… Continue reading

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Clouds and the Moon: a Picture of the Water Cycle

Even outside a biblical world-view, it is statistically impossible to conjure up a set of processes and circumstances by chance that would yield the magnificence of a water-covered planet with a ribbon of atmosphere that is characterized by the life-giving water cycle. This particular sketch is an observation with a… Continue reading

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The Wonder of a Lunar Crater: Clavius

Are you beaten to death with media and feel like your phone has become an appendage that seems to get more attention than your closest friends? Take some time to observe something beautiful and appreciate the Creator of it all. The attached sketch was developed using a modest 8 inch… Continue reading

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The Moon on a Sultry Summer Night

There is something mesmerizing about watching a moon in hot months when there is no wind but there is lots of haze and humidity. When  I watch a setting crescent moon under those conditions near the Blue Ridge Mountains, it appears yellow-orange.  In this case, we had 2 days of… Continue reading

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