Archive | May 29, 2020

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN): Very Low & Barely Naked-Eye In The Night Sky, In The U.S.

by Anura Guruge


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So, this is where it was at 11pm tonight, i.e., Friday, May 29, 2020.

It brightness, in ‘absolute magnitude’, is DOWN to +6. That is NOT good. That is borderline naked-eye visible.

So, I am NOT expecting C/2020 F8 (SWAN), alas, to be a BIG hit. I, after the collapse of ‘ATLAS‘, was ultra-cautious. I did not want to build-up, false expectations.

But, I will keep you posted.

You might want to check out my new ‘Comets’ book — published yesterday!

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COVID-19 In The U.S. — Asians (Atypically) Are Underporfing!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & scan here. From “The Boston Globe”.


I had also heard this anecdotally. It was definitely the case in New Hampshire too BUT we only have a ‘handful’ of Asians up here. It is way too cold for them.

So, what gives?

Yes, we visited Boston Chinatown on February 2, 2020, for Chinese New Year, & were concerned that we might have been too cavalier. Well, that was nearly 4-months ago. Much water has flown under the bridges in Boston.

What gives?

It started in China, as far as we know, & plenty of Chinese got it China — though I think they got their death rate under control (or lied about the numbers).

But, what about the U.S.?

Were the Asians TOO SCARED to go to hospital or get tested. Suffered/died at home (in shame)?

I might spent some time looking into this.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — May 29, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

most beautiful property New Hampshire Anura Guruge


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“Comets” — THE Book.

by Anura Guruge


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The title tells you everything you need to know. Comets.

If you insist this is the ‘Table of Contents’.


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As I always say with my book, use Amazon’s FREE ‘Look Inside‘ feature to TEST DRIVE it. Plus, Amazon lets you read the book & then RETURN it. No questions asked. Full refund. So, what have you got to lose?

I have shared some of the 61 full-color figures — not counting a number of info-packed tables.

This is how I spent the last 5-weeks.

I was trying to beat quite the deadline. Comet SWAN might be naked-eye visible as of next week. I wanted this book, published, prior to that. And comets travel fast! SMILE.

Well, this will be one of the ways I will remember the pandemic. “Ah! Yes. That is when I wrote that Comet book“.

Oh, NOT my first comet book. Actually my 4th. That helped. I knew, by rote, 70% of the material.


 

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