Sunday, June 3, 2012

Roswell Part Deux

Well made it down to Roswell and Albuquerque New Mexico for the Annular Solar Eclipse and what a thrill!

To see this event live was nothing short of spectacular. Met some cool people from all over the world, New York, Germany ect. Saw the campy Roswell and dropped into the UFO museum and Research Centre.

Traveled the nostalgic Route 66, actually collected a piece of the road

And while I was there I went an hour out of Albuquerque to see the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, another thrill.

So what's next celestial wise you may ask. well a biggie, this Tuesday June 5th is the rare transit of Venus over the face of the Sun, weather permitting I will be out getting some pics and posting later. I will leave you with a little clip I put together of the eclipse.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


  Wow, had some crazy auroras going on just the other night (above image)  also had the Moon, Pleiades and Venus conjunction happening the same night (below image).

   Now I know what you're thinking, WOW...... Bob that is just too amazing...well amazing as all that is, even something more amazing,  got my flight, car and hotel booked, heading down to Roswell New Mexico via Albuquerque. Always wanted to go there and now that there is going to be an Annular Solar Eclipse there May 20, was a no brainer.

   Now an Annular Solar Eclipse is when the Moon fits nicely inside the Sun like the image below, will be a great photo op, and I will be there at the right time and place to take advantage of it

 Albuquerque has the famous Route 66, a road I have always wanted to travel, so taking on a bit of history on the way down to Roswell.
Will be taking lots of pics and updating the blog regularly so stay tuned

lunar, Pleiades, Venus Conjunction