Lunar Eclipse a Harbinger?

Much of the Eastern Seaboard of the US was clouded over for the lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015. I happened to peruse a site of fellow astro-video users and found a series of photographs that recorded the event from La Pine, Oregon. We don’t normally sketch photographs, but several of… Continue reading

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Reflecting the Sun

Church Under the Skies?  Creation teaches because the Creator’s signature is upon it. Whether we see the oceans, the lands, or the heavens. In this instance, I was studying the moon. More particularly, one crater had my attention. Light play near lunar dawn made Crater Moretus stand out. Yet, it… Continue reading

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Expressed Mercy

The morning was quiet without a breath of wind or the sounds of people. I only walked a few yards to set in a chair and watch the fading crescent moon as the sun rose. The nearby canal was glass calm and the tall marsh rushes on the far side had creamy tan tassles in the… Continue reading

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Magnificent Marred Moon

During the last two weeks we have had typical middle latitude summer weather with balmy nights that are clear but hazy. The wind stays light and temperatures stay above 60 F. So when the moon is waxing (getting bigger) or waning (getting smaller), it provides excellent opportunity under comfortable conditions… Continue reading

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It Is All About Praise

Who gets the credit? Who gets the acclaim? Who gets the praise? It was another night to observe and sketch part of the moon. We teach observing, but we stay in practice to keep the same skills relatively polished. However, it is not really about us. When a person attentively… Continue reading

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