Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Celestial Gatherings and Climate Change

Moon and Antares, June 16, 2008


First off I'm pretty pumped about the fact that redOrbit selected Black holes as a Red Hot Blog of the Day , very cool when a large reputable science site's editors choose your site as something worthwhile and recommend it to it's readers.

Got a couple images of some celestial gatherings that have happened in the past week. The above image taken June 16 of the Moon and Antares, Antares is a Red Super giant star in the constellation Scorpius, because of it's red color it is sometimes mistaken for Mars, it's diameter is 700 times that of our Sun and 600 light years distant. The image below is a conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter taken June 19 at 11:00 pm.


Moon and Jupiter June 19, 2008





If you are concerned at all with climate change you'll want to head over to Global Climate Change a brand new website just started by NASA's Jet Proplusion Laboratory. This site deals with educating the public on Earth's everchanging climate. They do an excellent job of explaining various things such as the condition of Earth's ice sheets, Global Averge Temperature, sea level change and concentrations of key greenhouse gases.


There's lots of interactive stuff like a Climate Time Machine, it takes you back to 1979 through to 2007 and shows how various things like ice melt, sea levels, CO2 emissions and the Average Global Temperature have changed through the years, wow, very scary, and I don't scare easy, well maybe I do , but that's beside the point, and the music is very scary cool, I was humming it all day at work today, very catchy in a scary sort of way, awesome site, NASA does such super work on their sites.


I'll leave you now with another Moon Rise , it consists of 42 images over 3.5 minutes real time.






23 comments:

Swubird said...

Bob:

Congratulations on your spot in RedOrbit. They not only listed your site, but one of your entries. You must be very excited. Personally, I think it is well deserved. You have one of the most interesting and well done sites I have ever seen. I'm glad I found you in the beginning of my own blogging experience.

Happy stargazing.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Congratulations on your recognition of blog of the day! You definitely deserve it, your blog is fantastic :)

Marvin the Martian said...

Woohoo, nice one of the sunset and jupiter.

You rock, dude.

Genie said...

I don't "do" feeds. Think you could put a subscribe by email widget on your page so I can keep up?

Ruth said...

Congrats on redOrbit! How fun is that. You deserve every bit of it. The moon photo with Jupiter is gorgeous. And thanks for the global warming site, I've favorited it and look forward to keeping track there . . . well 'look forward' may be overstating it. I'll go there and check and be sad.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey thanks swubird, I remember you from way back when, glad I found your site as well.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks drowsey monkey.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks marvin, but here on Earth we call it a Moon Rise,lol \m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks genie, I never heard of that before but I will definitely look into it. \m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Ruth, I know you would like it, it is very interesting, there are major changes going on right now that everyone should be aware of, awesome site, and the music is very cool.\m/\m/

The Supplicant said...

Too cool Bob! Congratulations with being selected as The Blog of the Day at redorbit. We always knew you'd be heading for greatness my friend. And I must say...that shot of the moon and Jupiter....totally awesome. There's not too many people out there whose celestial images compare to yours. Make a portfolio and start submitting them to some Astronomy magazines.
Take care my friend.
~JD

Anna said...

Congratulations Bob on the award. Thansk for the info on the changing climate new site from Nasa, will definitely check it out - I like reading that kind of stuff. Great photos as always. BTW how is the facebook adiction going, probably never been back, lol, after that one long workout. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks JD, probably should submit some pics to them, all 3 of them,lol, get published on Sky and Telescope online quite often the latest I put in was.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/gallery/celestial/3441116.html?page=2&c=y&archive=true

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, lol facebook, thanks for reminding me.\m/

Will said...

Wow! That's something to get your site listed on the front (PR7 none the less) page of redOrbit. Congratulations!

The shot of the moon and Jupiter is red hot, literally. And i think I have pointed Antares out as Mars before. Whoops!

Sherer said...

BOB! What an awesome picture! I sent it too my astronomy loving friend if you don't mind. Thanks again my friend!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Will, it helped my traffic as well, don't feel bad I've confused a plane with Venus before,lol. \m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks sherer, let me know how he likes it, it's definitely one of my favs.

kml said...

Congratulations to you, Bob! You deserve it!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy.\m/\m/

Livingsword said...

Bob!

Congratulations!!!! redOrbit has just increased their credibility!

You do an amazing job of infotaining people on space matters. Good solid information presented in an interesting understandable format. I should add that I truly appreciate the way you also interact with your guests.

Ah yes good old Antares, I remember it from the video I posted on star sizes…

Thanks for the tip on Global Climate Change by NASA, I will bookmark it…I may be able to use something on it for Creation on the Blade.

LOL A global climate time machine! I love it! Sci-Fi thru and thru…

Very interesting and helpful humming Bob…

Wow what a Moon rise!

Bob Johnson said...

Hey thanks livingsword,good to see you ,the global climate change website is a very interesting site indeed. and it was truly a thrill being picked by Red Orbit as a blog of the day. thanks again for dropping by.\m/\m/

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