Tag Archives: moon

Vimy

Theo and I took a train to Vimy and enjoyed a lovely 5 km walk through the village and to the ridge above. The World War I memorial is a sight to behold. It is enormous. For scale, note the … Continue reading

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Parisians all

Theo and I rented bicycles to explore Paris. We rode down the Champs-Élysées and Theo posed with the Arc de Triomphe. Then we went for caramel ice-cream. This is a picture of Theo with the moon. We hacked the bios … Continue reading

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morning

The view out my bedroom window this morning was stunning. A crescent moon hung in the corner with Saturn above it shining brightly. Antares, one of the brightest stars in the sky, was visible in the lower left. As I … Continue reading

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knight rider

Tonight I loaded up my kitt and went for a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of man… I took some phone photos. They look okay on my tiny screen.

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looking back

In case you missed it, last week Cassini took some great photos of Earth and its moon while the sun was eclipsed behind Saturn. Beauty way to go, eh. I put up a few of my favourite photos of earth … Continue reading

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Trekking North

In hunnermile Sarah and I went for a snowshoe under the (recently) full moon. It was super gnarly. I am not a big fan of flash photos at night so after this one we tried some ten second exposures. I … Continue reading

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rainy daze

Today is the new moon. I have heard that people do crazy things when there is a full moon so, by induction, I conclude decisions made during the new moon must be super sane. I just got back from skinny … Continue reading

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40 years of waiting

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17 (9:33 pm PST). It remains humanity’s most recent journey to the moon. In my view, that is an astonishingly long lasting lack of interest in sending people to places … Continue reading

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the view from above

The photo of “earthrise” taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders has been described by many, including Life magazine, as one of the most influential photos of all time. It has been credited with vitalizing the environmental movement. It sure … Continue reading

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Feeling blue

There was a bit of fanfare related to the full moon on August 31. It was the second full moon to grace our north american skies in the month of August. Many people referred to this phenomenon by the name “blue moon.” … Continue reading

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