Category Archives: The Sky

January Blizzard and Other Things

Sally and I both spent most of the month fighting some sort of virus that consisted mostly of an incessant cough, so we didn’t do much. I did find this order screen at Panera one morning. I thought it summed … Continue reading

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March Recap

My Sky Walk 2 app sent me a notification that … Well, I’ll let you read it. At one time or another, I’ve found all the planets from Venus to Saturn, but I’ve never seen Mercury. I held the app … Continue reading

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Just before dawn on the last day of December, the moon put on a show. It was a blue moon, which just means that it was the second full moon in the month. This doesn’t change the way it looks … Continue reading

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Sunrise

The eastern sky this morning was so spectacular that the reflection colored the western sky. (That’s Pikes Peak in the distant background in the center of the second photo.)

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Eclipse

The solar eclipse path of totality crossed north of Colorado. In the Springs, it maxed out at 89%. Everyone on staff at CBS wandered out on the patio every so often to see the progress. Marilyn brought plates with screens … Continue reading

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Recent Sunsets

Most of the time when I walk after work in Monument, I cut through somebody’s yard and hike up the hill (about 300 feet of elevation gain) to Fairplay Road and walk along the ridge. I usually head out around … Continue reading

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Sky Show

It’s been hot in Colorado lately (although it really is true that the low humidity makes it much less miserable. Still, with the higher altitude and thinner air, the sun in intense. I’ve been walking later in the evening, which … Continue reading

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Monument Sunset

The sun is intense in Colorado. We’re a lot closer to the sky with a lot less atmosphere to block the rays. I’ve begun walking later in the evening, when it begins cooling off. (And it does cool off. Days … Continue reading

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