Category Archives: Physical Environment

Crescent Moon, Mars, and Venus

Last evening there was a nice conjunction of the crescent moon, Mars and Venus. Tonight Mars and Venus will appear even closer in the sky (though the moon will be farther away), though with overcast conditions, it seems very unlikely … Continue reading

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Starrigavan at Flood Tide

Connor, Rowan, and I took a brief trip out to Starrigavan today to see the high tide. With a predicted high of 12.2 and observed levels this morning that were pushing over half a foot above predicted, I thought there … Continue reading

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Setting Crescent

I was fortunate to step outside recently just as a very young moon was setting in the evening. By bracing the camera on the railing of the breakwater section of Crescent Seawalk, I was able to get a couple of … Continue reading

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Highest Tide of 2014

A line of grass fibers mashed into the gravel road marks the high point of the year’s highest tide A year ago today I

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Night Sky

I had read about Comet/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) recently. It was rising higher in the sky (for us in the northern hemisphere), but I wasn’t sure how far above the horizon it would appear. However, with tonight’s clear skies, I decided … Continue reading

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High Tide, Setting Crescent

We went out to Starrigavan to check on the high tide. It was forecast to be one of the highest of the year, and there was a bit of atmospheric bonus that looked promising to get higher than that from … Continue reading

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