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Lunar Photo Opportunity

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 2, 2008

If you are interested in taking some interesting photos of the moon in a star cluster, then mark your calenders for April the 8th just after the sun sets. Check out this Astronomy Picture of the Day from April 2005!

The crescent moon will be very close to the Pleiades cluster of stars:


For more information, visit Astronomy Magazine

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Live-Blogging The Lunar Eclipse (With Photos)

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 20, 2008

I will be live-blogging the total lunar eclipse tonight with photos added every little bit as the eclipse progresses.

I have already been out playing with my camera (specs) and here are a few:


Moon Rise


Canis Major and Orion


Flying Through Orion

I am puzzled…because I should…crap…I am ahead 24 hours….

I should look at this as practice…sorry folks. I hate it when this happens. Come back in 24 hours for the real show…after I spend some time in the corner…

Egads, I feel so stooopid!!!

**update** 02-20-008 (910am):
You can see the rest of the photos I took in this *cough* dry run *cough* for tonight’s show.

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Animation: Two Years of Full Moons

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 3, 2007

I found this cool animation at Space Weather this morning.

Laurent Laveder of Bretagne, France took photos of every new moon for two years. The resulting movie shows the changing positional attitude of the moon from lunar month to lunar month.

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