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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.
IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!
MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!
Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.
To I, it means Winter is on the way.
11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.
Last Three Year.
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years.
Check Category ‘astronomy’.
Jupiter Over New Hampshire: At Its Closest For 2019, Next Week; Largest Moons Visible With Binoculars.
Weather Will Permit.
Every year, given the orbital dynamics, the Earth and Jupiter are atypically close for a period of around 3-weeks. This year, Jupiter will be closest to Earth next week, i.e., mid-June, 2019.
When it is this close Jupiter is only 365 million miles away. At its furthest it is 601 million miles out. So, that is quite a variance.
It will be so close that you will be able to see Jupiter’s largest satellites with just binoculars. (Jupiter currently has 79 known moons!) Watching Jupiter’s moons is ALWAYS cool and being able to do so with binoculars is a bonus. Much easier than trying to follow them with an ametuer telescope (and trust me, I have).
The weather will cooperate on at least some of the days. So, make sure to check. Showers during the day and still give us cloudless nights.
Happy Spring Equinox 2019.
[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]
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I also share with you “Spring“.
Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2019 Spring Equinox.
Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.
From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.
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As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.
Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.
I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.
I was worried about this. Then I heard about the big storm. That got me more concerned. The eclipse, however, is going to be late. That might help. But, this is just an early heads up. Don’t get your hopes up. You will see a lot about the eclipse on the media, but clouds might be a real problem for us. OK? Sorry.
Wow. We know that collisions are not uncommon in the Asteroid Belt and much of what we find in that clutter of rocks is the aftermath of millions, if not billions, of collisions going back at least a couple of billion years. We just never get to see them. Asteroids are small.
Well, this looks like the aftermath of one heck of a collision. Check it out. Interesting.
Check Category ‘Astronomy’.
I Am Miffed With Amazon’s Jeff Bezos For His Affair (& Divorce) BUT Not For The Reasons YOU May Think.
From the UK ‘Daily Mail‘.
But you can get the story anywhere …
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As a huge, very long-term fan of Amazon, an Amazon shareholder and an admirer of (the incomparable) Jeff Bezos I was rather disappointed when I read about the divorce and, of course, the affair that prompted it. As soon as I heard ‘divorce’ I knew that there had to be at least one ‘affair’. So, that part shocked me none.
I feel that Jeff has let many of us DOWN. First and foremost he is now 54. I think that that it is a tad too old to be carrying on like this. I think ’50’ is a good, respectable age to settle down.
Then, my main beef. IF you are going to have an affair and get a divorce AT LEAST do it with a YOUNG woman — or with his unprecedented wealth 2 or 3 young women! Jeez. She is 49. 49. Jeff, what are YOU thinking. You should have got yourself TWO 24 year olds.
And … sending pictures of your — supposedly BIG — genitals. Jeff …. That is not on. A 54-year old man does NOT sent pictures of his genitals — however, huge — to a 49-year old MARRIED woman.
Oh, that is the OTHER thing. Jeff … why a married woman … and OLD one at that. At your age and with your wealth.
I am disappointed Jeff. I expected better from YOU.
How can YOU face your staff. You could be worth $1T but will people ever respect YOU again.
Poor show Jeff. You might be the smartest man alive — and definitely the richest — but you let yourself down BADLY.