Category Archive: Astronomy

When Worlds Collide

June 19th A planetary conjunction is underway with Jupiter, upper left, and Venus on a visual collision course through the night sky. Venus is 56 million miles from Earth, and Jupiter is 10… Continue reading

Full moon fever

Total lunar eclipses are a spectacular sight.  It’s not that often the moon turns an unnatural shade of red, hanging in the sky looking like some type of foreboding alien planet. With an… Continue reading

Let the day begin

There is a serenity that’s hard to describe standing alone in the darkness looking at the stars in the heavens above. Shivering in the pre-dawn starlight I listened to the sounds of sandhill… Continue reading

In the pale moonlight

After the first rain storm of the season blew through Tracy I was driving home from work and saw the waning gibbous moon slowly rising through the scattered cloud remains of the storm.… Continue reading

Night sky

I don’t think I would make a great storm chaser.  You know one of those guys that carries a camera and drives at breakneck speed towards the nearest tornado.  I don’t think so… Continue reading

Sunset hues

They say when life gives you lemons make lemonade, so when life doesn’t give you a view of a comet streaking across the heavens you might as well take some sunset photos. I was… Continue reading

Celestial season

The past few nights the full moon rising over Tracy has been spectacular and I couldn’t resist it any longer.  I put the 300mm f.4 lens with a 1.4 extender on my 5D… Continue reading