Category Archives: night sky

The Inverse Square Law

Or why nearby street lights are bright and distant streetlights are dim The Inverse Square Law is the mathematical description for how the brightness or intensity of radiated energy (such as light) varies with distance. In other words, it describes, … Continue reading

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A Blood Red Blue Super Moon Eclipse!

The image here may be what some folks are expecting on Wednesday morning. Sorry. I don’t want to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm, but as Carl Sagan said: “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is … Continue reading

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Vesper Shines in the Evening Sky

Any clear night through early March, look to the western sky shortly after it gets dark. You can’t miss that extremely bright “star.” Some have mistaken it for the landing lights of an incoming plane, and in the past it … Continue reading

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