Curiously

The internet is a strange place. You never know what forces will converge to reveal the oldest known lolcat, say, or in the case of yesterday’s striking alignment of the moon with Venus and Jupiter, will suddenly drive massive amounts of traffic to your blog. WTF?

In any case, a warm welcome to any of you internet astronomers who have stumbled across this site. Hopefully you’ll find something you like. And if you enjoyed a delicious wine during the recent celestial happening, please tell us about it in the comments!

The post in question, from last February, can be found here.

Also, check out this awesome video of an asteroid burning through Earth’s atmosphere in Canada. (Learn more here.)

Head in the Stars

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After visiting Anderson Valley in Mendocino County this past weekend (more to come on that), where the spectacular night sky reminded we San Franciscans that yes, there are stars above us, I’ve been on a bit of a space kick. The above photograph, a shot of Venus and Jupiter glowing brightly in pre-dawn sky near the Caspian Sea, was taken on the morning of February 2, my birthday. So in the spirit of matching cool pictures of things in space with random dates (like, say, the start of a vintage, or important dates on the biodynamic calendar), I present the fun link of the day, NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive. Good times!