Category Archives: nature

Do Flat Earth Believers Have a Mental Flaw?

The funny — and very annoying — thing about conspiracy theorists is that they are willing to believe in an intricate and complicated fabrication far more complicated, and far less supported by any reasonable evidence, than is provided by standard … Continue reading

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The Equinox: When day and night are not equal

Let’s try this again…. this was originally posted on September 20, 2012, but it is completely valid today with slight changes to the date and time. A lot of people know that on the Equinox, every location on Earth is … Continue reading

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Jupiter in Broad Daylight

April 14, 2013 Update: Last month the Moon passed Jupiter at a time that allowed (relative) easy sighting of Jupiter in broad daylight…. with the unaided eye. In fact it was the best opportunity for several years to come. (The … Continue reading

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The Equinox: When day and night are not equal

A lot of people know that on the Equinox, every location on Earth is supposed to get 12 hours of daylight. In fact, the term “Equinox” means “equal night,” signifying that the period of night should equal the period of … Continue reading

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Curiosity lands on Mars, the Perseids & More

The next Martian rover, dubbed “Curiosity,” is scheduled to land this coming Sunday evening NASA’s newest and most ambitious unmanned Martian rover mission to date is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on Sunday (5 August, 2012, North American … Continue reading

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Beware the “Awn”

This is not related to the sky or observing, but is something about which any pet-owner, and especially the owner of outdoor pets, should be aware. (Foxtail grass with dart-like awns on the pavement. The image here is of just … Continue reading

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