3. Not bad, really, considering I was only out in my back yard from 10:45 pm to 12:15 am, and the sky was partly cloudy and hazy for the first 45 minutes. And my back yard is by no means dark–though there is one spot where the street lamp from the alley and porch lights… Read More Last Night’s Meteor Count
A moonlit night in Chicago–January 20. From top to bottom: the moon, Jupiter, Aldebaran, and the stars of Orion in the eastern sky.
Here is a photo I took on Thursday night of Jupiter and the bright star Aldebaran above the treetops in my backyard. They look like little line segments because of the 30-second exposure; you’re seeing the rotation of the Earth! The sideways V shaped cluster that looks a little like this symbol > is a… Read More Jupiter above the treetops