Archive for July 2017

August 21 Solar Eclipse is One Lunar Month Away

August 21 Solar Eclipse is One Lunar Month Away
July 23, 1917–today is new moon day. The dance of summer continues with sun and clouds, floods  and rain, and increased humidity from growing corn fields. In backyard  gardens, tomatoes and peppers are ripening. In the papers, there are back-to-school ads. It’s  high summer. On average, these are the  hottest days of the year, here. This new moon... Read more »

Total Solar Eclipse --August 21

Total Solar Eclipse --August 21
An astronomical event of a lifetime is coming this summer.  On August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse, the first on US mainland since 1979. The path of  totality will fall  along a 70-mile wide path from Oregon to South Carolina. This time, eclipse enthusiasts won’t have to travel to Mongolia or the Pacific Ocean for... Read more »