Category Archives: sky

the Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon set astronomy back thousands of years. As the only two things in the heavens that the ancients could look at and see any detail whatsoever, the fact that the Sun is a brilliant, featureless disk, … Continue reading

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the Duck’s Foot, redux

To prepare for my hike with Dave in Yo, I took out my planisphere. Turns out the Duck’s Foot is part of Scorpio, with a couple stars that are unrelated. The Ancients obviously made a colossal mistake in not incorporating … Continue reading

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The Duck’s Foot

There’s a constellation in the sky now, about 120 degrees or so from the Big Dipper, to the south around midnight. I call it “The Duck’s Foot.” It’s obviously a real constellation, with a real name that I don’t know. … Continue reading

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There are those among us who are flaming idiots

There seems to be some controversy concerning UFOs seen by Mexican pilots. Various theories have been advanced. This goes without saying, but apparently some people need to hear it: it’s a natural phenomenon. It’s a fucking natural phenomenon. Spare me … Continue reading

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