Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Southern Cross ( Crux vs Crux)

Courtesy of AP

Was reading Tuesday 11/2/2009 Strait Times and saw this article about Tekapo, NZ. Lovely milky way against a church. The dark nebula - coal sack was plainly visible and if you look carefully, you will appreciate AP photographer had the Southern Crux vs the Crucifix in mind.

Southern Hemisphere folks seeing Northern constellation the other way round. ( mirror image) from the northern counterpart. eg Orion belt slants the other way..

Monday, February 09, 2009

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Feb 09 on Yuan xia night

Visually it is difficult to see the penumbral eclipse. But in camcorder LCD the 'lighter' earth's shadow is readily seen.
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