Archive | February 2, 2018

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moonrise Eclipse
Image Credit & Copyright: Neelam and Ajay Talwar

Explanation: This atmospheric picture of a distant horizon looks toward the tall Trisul peaks of India’s snowy Himalayan mountains. Taken from a remote location on January 31, brightest star Sirius shines at the upper right. The red Moon rising is gliding through Earth’s shadow during the evening’s much anticipated total lunar eclipse. Enjoyed across the planet’s night side, the eclipse was the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2018, kicking off a good year for moonwatchers. But this was a rare treat. The eclipsed Moon also loomed large near perigee, the closest point in its orbit, during the second Full Moon of the month, also known as a Blue Moon. For the July 27, 2018 total lunar eclipse, the Full Moon will be very near apogee.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

THE SPHINX—-GROUND HOG DAY

The Editor:   Is  Ground Hog Day important, LL ?

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2018/01/punxsutawney_phil_groundhog_day_winter_spring_predictions.html

Suey Cat:    Not any more.  It used to be important before all the electronic media.  Now it’s just a photo opp.  They poke Phil out of his home with a hickory stick, and make up some mumbo-jumbo.  You would almost think that Pelosi was in Haiti throwing some chicken bones to predict the future.

Amigo said he could predict the future to, with a bottle of Crown Royal.

I just hope that there are not any more Ground Hogs dying for New York City.  In 2016 de Blasio killed a transsexual Ground Hog named Charlotte, that they tried to pass off as Chuck.  By the time his term is up NYC will be as dead as the late Charlotte-Chuck Ground Hog.

https://nypost.com/2014/09/25/groundhog-dropped-by-de-blasio-died-of-internal-injuries/

Speaking of predictions, here is what Trump dreams of concerning the Progressives.

Speaking of Clint, here is a new movie.

https://movieweb.com/the-mule-movie-director-actor-clint-eastwood/

Our Lighthouse Selection for February

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Visitors climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

https://www.outerbanks.com/cape-hatteras-lighthouse.html

 

“The Lighthouse Joke”

The following is being transmitted around the Internet as an event that really took place,  it never happened…. but it is still funny.

Believe it or not…this is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995.

 

US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.

CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!

US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!

CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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