The Four Stars of Maitreya ~|~ Part One
You might well ponder, “What, prey tell… what is that large, sparkling star in the sky that I never noticed, before? Is it a star, or a planet? What ever it is, it is absolutely HUGE and seems too bright to be any planet I have seen! Perhaps it is ...
Looking Up: Next week will see the longest night of the year
This is when the passage of our tilted Earth brings the sun’s noon-time height ... sky as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. At noon it shines directly overhead as seen from the Tropic of Capricorn, below the equator. The North Pole leans back the ...
The lines in the sky are stars
He just published this amazing picture of star trails ... The part of the sky not seen in a picture like the one above is shaped like a watermelon slice, with the narrow points at each pole and the widest part at the Equator, near the Sun's position.
The once and future pole star
Anyway, it doesn’t matter because a lot of northern stars will do for the idea of cold. Ursa Major — the Great Bear, or the Big Dipper — wheels around the pole all year ... s gravitation on Earth’s bulging equator. How long ago humans first ...
The beginning of the end for a star
This Hubble image threw me for a sec: it looks like a planetary nebula, but where’s the central star? What are those long fingers of ... has a problem explaining some of the features commonly seen in planetary nebulae (or PNe for short).