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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: To Be Left On The Moon

Some of these items found in Armstrong’s closet, were to be abandoned on the surface of the Moon.

More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light.

Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: To Be Left On The Moon

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial clouds ruined the partial eclipse viewing, but I caught a few fleeting seconds here and there with a small crowd of astronomers from the RASC at the Science Centre.

A kind astronomer gave me a pair of these glasses:

I’ve been trying to take daily photos of the . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Partial Solar Eclipse

LeDaro: The Moon

Last night the Moon was closet to the Earth. I took the picture below by a tablet. I understand it happens once a year.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Air and Space

Walked around Balboa Park. Gave a 50 cent coin to a magician, maybe he’ll use it in his act in the future. Got lost, found my wag son after crossing a bridge. Saw another Apollo command module, this was 9 Gumdrop.

Woke at 5am to some man yelling help a few blocks away. Police . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Air and Space

cartoon life: Autumn trees with moon

Filed under: art Tagged: moon, paper53, trees

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LeDaro: Moon’s reflection

cartoon life: Cat and Moon

Filed under: art Tagged: blue, Cat, moon, red, stars

Molly'sBlog: CONJUNCTION

GREAT CONJUNCTION:      A great conjunction in the east south east sky tonight. Perfect visibility here in Winnipeg with Jupiter slightly to the left and above the waxing Moon. Gotta get out there with binoculars, 41 below windchill or not.Frozen but happy in Winnipeg.

LeDaro: Americans considered blowing up the Moon during the cold war to scare the Russian

The idea was to use a nuke to blow up the moon to scare the Russians. What did they think, that it was a small rock? Crazy!! . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Americans considered blowing up the Moon during the cold war to scare the Russian

knitnut.net: Ask Me Anything: #6 – The moon

Future Landfill asked “Did you go outside and look up at the moon when Neil Armstrong went for a walk there in ’69?”

I wish I could say that yes, I did go out and look at the moon, but the truth is I don’t remember actually doing that.

What I do remember . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Ask Me Anything: #6 – The moon

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: To the Moon and Back: Neil Armstrong RIP

Neil Armstrong has passed away, at 82 years of age.

He was the first person to walk on the Moon. No one has set foot on the Moon since I was born. It’s possible the last human to ever walk on the Moon has already done so, and that’s terribly sad.

He once was . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: To the Moon and Back: Neil Armstrong RIP

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Earthshine and Meteors

I tried photographing some Perseid meteors, but didn’t have much luck this year. I did get some nice shots of the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus though.

-I took this one while a meteor flew down, from above Venus, but it didn’t show up. Maybe the shutter wasn’t open like I thought, or my . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Earthshine and Meteors

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Transit of Venus from Saskatchewan

The last chance for humans alive today to witness a transit of the planet Venus (directly from Earth), happens in a little over one hour from now. There are 7 hours after that to catch the event on the Internet or from other positions on the planet. What you need to know right now:

Do . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Transit of Venus from Saskatchewan

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Some more eclipse

I posted my eclipse photos the other day, but there are more to look through too. There’s an amazing coincidence photo from Japan, with a plane transiting the lunar transit. That’s a lot of lining up to do.

WHOA RT @greenpost unbelievable shot of a plane flying by the #eclipse in Japan twitpic.com/9nfwq6 via @jason_a_jenkins””— . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Some more eclipse

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Annular Solar Eclipse from Regina, Saskatchewan

I showed some of my neighbours the eclipse as I took photos, and here it is for those who missed it, or wanted to see it the easier/safer way (second hand using indirect viewing). -The lens flare underneath, on the roof, blows me away.

-A couple sunspots visible in this one.

-I think . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Annular Solar Eclipse from Regina, Saskatchewan