Archive for the 'space' Category

13 Aug

Perseid Meteor Showers

The Perseid Meteors are in full force at this time of the year. The prime time to see them is during the new moon phase, which is the darkest it gets during the moon cycle. This year, the best dates to view them is August 12 and 13. We went out last night after midnight, […]

14 Feb

Earth From Space on NOVA

We watched a great show show last night on PBS’s show NOVA. It was titled: Earth From Space. It was a two hour special that we didn’t even know was on until we discovered it while going through the channels – so glad we caught it from the beginning. It was a very well put […]

03 Jan

Aurora From Space

While browsing through the National Geographic site, I came across their Best Space Pictures of 2010. This image was taken in May and it shows an aurora over the southern Indian Ocean. It was photographed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm. It is a rare sight as the auroras are usually located […]

26 Apr

Volcano and Aurora

I stumbled across this magnificent image online a week or so ago and thought it was worth sharing. It was taken in Iceland in 2006, when the volcano, Helka, erupted, and the heavens gifted us with an Aurora painting at the same time. The lucky photographer who captured that shot! A once in a lifetime […]

22 Apr

Earth Day Everyday

This image was one of the first posts I made on this blog over two years ago. I think it deserves to be posted again in honor of this year’s Earth Day. It it titled: Earth’s City Lights, and this night time image was comprised in the year 2000. We are many on this little […]

13 Aug

No Thanks to the Clouds

We had heard for the last couple of nights about the Perseids meteor shower that would be occurring just before dawn in our region. I had thought about setting the alarm clock so we wouldn’t miss them, but upon giving it some thought, my bladder has a really accurate night-time schedule, and it would have […]

04 Mar


This image is a NASA illustration that shows the space junk that is orbiting the Earth. When I first saw this image I was totally astounded – I couldn’t believe we had polluted our atmosphere to this degree. Through the years we had heard off and on about satellites being put into orbit, and of […]

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