Lunar eclipse in the morning

If you are an early riser you may be able to see the eclipse from Balsam in the morning. The moon will be low in the west at totality but if you have a clear view of the setting sun you might get a good luck. It will be setting shortly after totality. Check out this...

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Smokin’ Meteor!

This is a classic fireball from the Orionids shower. It was captured 1:34 AM on the morning of October 20th. Meteor showers are named for the constellation (in this case Orion) from which meteors seem to come from. They are actually coming from the direction of...

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Infrared eyes

The guy showed up on one of our security cameras last week. Night vision security cameras have infrared LEDs that illuminate scenes at night. The deer's eyes reflect the light back to the camera making them seem to glow in the dark.

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Meteor shower tonight

Assuming we get a break from the long pattern of clouds and rain, tonight will be a good time to see some meteors. There are three different showers with normally modest rates along with a new moon. More info here .

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Rocky steals bird feeder!

When we came back from out of town on Sunday we noticed a missing humming bird feeder on the deck. It had obviously fallen to the ground and as I picked up the broken plastic pieces I was wondering if it had been dislodged by a strong wind. I thought I would look at...

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Eclipse sort of

Unfortunately the weather and trees made it very difficult to get any good photos last night. This time of year the ecliptic (the path the moon and planets appear to travel) is very low in the south where spring leaves blocked most of the view from Dogstar...

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