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World Space Week

From October 4 to October 10 it’s World Space Week. “The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and…


Moon, Jupiter, Aldebaran

The Moon, Jupiter and Aldebaran were in each vicinity the last few days. Today the Moon is moving further East and disappearing from the picture. Click on the picture to get a larger version with…


Blue Moon

August 2 was a full Moon. Today we had a full Moon again, twice in one month. This happens about every two or three years, but seldom enough to be called a “Blue Moon“. Once…


A lunar corona

In about 14 hours it will be a full Moon. But it’s big enough on this picture I took tonight. Around the Moon you can see a lunar corona as the light is bent by…



No Sun today

This is what we miss, right here in the Netherlands: Sun.Day after day. It’s colder over here than it is in Sydney, midwinter. High resolution granulation Observer: Vasco Henriques Image processing: Vasco Henriques Wavelength: 396.37…


Extra long weekend

Today will be one second longer than usual, and we have the moon to thank for the extra time. A “leap second” will be added to the world’s official clocks this evening (June 30), to…