Sunday, March 11, 2018

Moon and Planets Sunday Morning

Happy daylight savings time to those of you in the USA.  Bonaire time is now the same as the time on the East Coast.  whoo whoo

If any of you are early-birds and see this post while it is still dark out Sunday morning, here is what the moon and planets look like before dawn
From lower left to upper right, you can see the Moon, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. You can also see the fishhook shape of Scorpius and the teapot of Sagittarius, sitting below the line of planets.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Three Morning Planets

While Mercury and Venus grace the early evening skies, there are three bright planets lined up in the pre-dawn hours.  This week, the moon is moving among the planets.

I shot a picture of the moon and planets lurking between the clouds this morning at 6:15. (March 8)  I've included lines to show where the planets are. The sky is light enough around 6am, that only the planets are visible. From left to right, the planets are Saturn, Mars and Jupiter

I'm also including three screen grabs from Stellarium that show where the moon was compared to the planets this morning, and where it will be Friday morning and Saturday morning. So if you have clear skies, you can go out before dawn and use the moon to lead you to three planets. You'll no doubt want to view these images at full size to be able to spot the planets.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Full Moon Rise

The moon was full back on Thursday, and the sky was pretty clear. I think the rainy season might be finally ending. So I zoomed down south to see if I could do a moonrise time-lapse.
I didn't get the shots I wanted, but it was close enough to whet my appetite. The photo shows the moon right behind the lighthouse keeper's house, and the video clip shows the moon rising.
The moon rose just a few minutes before the sun set. I saw the best green flash I've seen in years in the West, while my camera was merrily snapping away in the East.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Venus and Mercury

We've been watching Venus and Mercury in the west, right after sunset.

Tonight the two planets are at their closest together configuration.

The cropped photo shows the planets better. Once you know where to look, you'll probably be able to spot them in the full photo.

March 7 update:  Mercury has now moved from the lower right of Venus to the upper right of Venus

Friday, February 09, 2018

New Bonaire Transmitter is on the Air

We've heard encouraging reports from listeners in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Brazil.

Here are 2 links to pictures of the TX Dedication and of other events that took place last week.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TWR transmitter dedication event to be on Facebook Live

We're planning to stream on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Jan. 30 beginning at 2:30pm EST.  (3:30 Bonaire time)

Monday, January 08, 2018

Awesome Aerial Views of the TWR Office - New Mural

Just saw this on YouTube.  Very nice imagery shot at that perfect time of the day.  There are also some nice views of 1000 steps by the same person.