Archive | March 22, 2020




The Editor:  What is your title about, LL ?

Sailing Cat:  It’s an ill wind that blows no good.  It is a paraphrase of an old quote.

The Sphinx has reported on many Iranian government rulers dying from Wuhan Flu, ISIS and Hezbollah in self quarantine,  and Mexico threatening to close our Southern border.  Some good has come from the Wuhan ill wind.  I hope Hollywood, late night TV, and the Disney group go bankrupt ( ABC ).

Venice, Italy has clear water.  The Southern border gets some attention.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano
Video Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias); Music: Piano della Moon (Dan Silva)

Explanation: These people are not in danger. What is coming down from the left is just the Moon, far in the distance. Luna appears so large here because she is being photographed through a telescopic lens. What is moving is mostly the Earth, whose spin causes the Moon to slowly disappear behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The people pictured are 16 kilometers away and many are facing the camera because they are watching the Sun rise behind the photographer. It is not a coincidence that a full moon rises just when the Sun sets because the Sun is always on the opposite side of the sky from a full moon. The featured video was made two years ago during the full Milk Moon. The video is not time-lapse — this was really how fast the Moon was setting.

Tomorrow’s picture: clusters & dust