I’m in love with the night time sky!
Starry eyed, can’t think of anything else… in LOVE! <3
Ol’ reliable dusk comes like clockwork at 6pm, still.. I find myself persistently anxious for the heavens nightly show when they flaunt their incomprehensible magnificence! I’ve got it bad for the universe…so bad, that we spend the night together. Regularly. My bed and I have adjusted to a stable on-again, off-again relationship.
There’s so much to see and learn when it comes to the night time sky, so I’ve decided to begin a new blog called “The Armchair Astronomer”. There I will chronicle the journey of an amateur’s observations from the Southern Hemisphere. It will be up and running soon!
The Milky Way…it’s cloudy up there.
Colors range from brown to green and purple, depending on the night of the year.
The Southern Cross and countless nebulas in Carina.
It’s as if the heavens vomited stars all over the sky!
Low hanging clouds hanging around.
Shooting stars are meteors skipping past our atmosphere. We’ve been inundated with them for the past 2 weeks.
There are 4 meteors criss crossing in the upper right hand quad of the below photo.
Zoom…one is very faint and forms an arrow with the other longer streak.
The Pitusiray late into the morning, around 4am.
Late morning galaxy cloud or diffuse nebula in the south. I can’t identify it yet!
Double meteors streaking over the waterfall, 4:30am.
I had frostbite on my fingers after a little over an hour outside, with fleece gloves. Love hurts.
Early morning view of Sirius and most of Canis Major. Seems pretty plain.
Zoom, to something rather green in the upper right hand corner.
I expect my romance with the cosmos to only become deeper. Watch for more at: