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  • Grand Canyon National Park
    Park Service schedules 25th annual 'Star Party'
    For all folks who just like the outdoors, and hikers alike, the National Park Service has announced that they will sponsor the twenty-fifth annual Grand Canyon “Star Party” which will be held from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday,...
  • Wall cloud approaches north Naples, FL - Mar. 27, 2015
    It is National Sky Awareness Week
    It’s always fun to look up at the sky and see the beauty and messages painted above. This includes white puffy or streaky clouds against a deep blue background (Fig. 1) or the fanning thunderstorm tops (known as anvils) spreading away from...
  • Explaining those dazzling "northern lights"
    Explaining those dazzling "northern lights"
    Look, up there. High, high in the night time sky.Is it a bird.Is it a plane.Is it a super strobe?No! It's an aurora.Let's go to www.northernlightscentre.ca for a full description: WHAT ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS?The bright dancing lights of the...
  • Yellow Bird performs at the Talking Stick
    Yellow Bird performs at the Talking Stick
    Yellow Bird is performing at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona every Friday at Saturday night at 6pm in the pool area. This show is free. This author got a great close up video of Sky doing the Hoop Dance and lots of good still pix...
  • The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Airs Tonight & Best in Show Tomorrow!
    The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Airs Tonight & Best in Show Tomorrow!
    If you're a dog lover your MUST SEE TV watching tonight, in addition to the Celebrity Apprentice Finale, should include the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show premiering on MSNBC. Tomorrow night the Best in Show will be awarded.The...
  • Cirrocumulus clouds over Naples, FL Dec. 12, 2014
    Wave clouds over Naples – part 1
    The sky over Naples, FL (and much of southwest and south Florida) early on Dec. 12, 2014 was filled with patches of clouds that appeared as ripple marks (Fig. 1). This pattern meant that the clouds were banded -- there were lines of clouds, each...
  • Wintergreen ResortCam
    Wintergreen ResortCam view gives a window to perfection
    A picture is worth a thousand words.While there is some debate on where this famous quote originated, nobody disputes that it is indeed a fact.The notion that a complex or difficult idea can be explained or conveyed with an image should blow your...
  • Moon meets planets in June 2014
    Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in June 2014
    June is named after Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. Juno is known as a protector and special counselor of the state. She is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars...
  • Cloudy Sky
    Shooting clouds
    The sky fascinates us lowly humans who are stuck on the ground, unable to soar without mechanical help. Shooting clouds seems to be something that every amateur photographer needs to do, but frequently the shots come out looking like nothing more...
  • Westminster Dog Show Winner 2014: Wire Fox Terrier Named Sky Named Best in Show
    Westminster Dog Show winner 2014: Wire Fox Terrier named Best in Show (Photo)
    The Westminster Dog Show winner 2014 has been announced, the AP reported Tuesday night.Find out which dog took Best in Show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 11. Whether or not you're a fan of this year's winning breed, it's...
  • Aurigid meteor shower
    Aurigid meteor shower: Rare meteor shower could appear
    The Aurigid meteor shower may make a rare appearance and may be more visible in the morning. Yahoo! News reports on Aug. 31 that the meteor shower has only been spotted four times. Residents in North America may be able to see the meteors a fifth...
  • LA Sparks reach past the limit of the Sky
    LA Sparks reach past the limit of the Sky
    Coming off an impressive road trip, the Los Angeles Sparks (17-7) continued their winning ways behind Candace Parker's 17 point performance and defeat the Chicago Sky (15-8) 80-76.The premier match up between rookie Elena Delle Donne and...
  • Full moon with Jupiter and 3 Galilean moons in view
    Sky show photos of full moon, Jupiter, and red giant star Nov 28 2012
    There was a spectacular scene in the evening sky on Wednesday. At first I mentioned the full moon, which a apogee was to be the smallest of the year, but when it rose, the optical illusion made it appear rather large over Maryland. Ironically...
  • Blue moon over Cincinnati, Ohio
    Why so blue?
    Why is so much of our world blue? The color of sky and sea, blue color envelops our existence. Blue is Nature in the abstract and a constant in our lives, defining the edges of our visible reality.Bluedistinguishes what is visible while it...
  • Star map
    New night sky census maps 40 million stars
    Starry, starry night will never be the same. For the first time, astronomers are precisely locating and cataloging by brightness and position more than 40 million stars that light up our night skies.A new map of these celestial objects is under...
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