Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday Planets and Moon, Feb. 28

From lower left to upper right, one could see Venus, Saturn, the Moon and Jupiter all in a line this morning.

By the way, on my computer screen at least, the Teapot asterism of Sagittarius is clearly visible directly below the Moon. Can you see it?

Monday, February 25, 2019

More Windy Side Waves

Here are the last of my shots of the windy, wavy east side of Bonaire, from a week ago.

Check out the big hunks of coral that were broken off and kicked up on the shore by hurricane Ivan back in 2004.

(more about Ivan on blog post from Oct. 13, 2004)

Saturday, February 16, 2019

More Waves

Here are some more crashing waves images, this time from the South edge of Lagoen.

I'll probably wait a bit to decide which ones to print.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Live Valentines Day Show

The Muhe de Speransa (Women of Hope) team here on Bonaire did a live Valentines Day special yesterday evening on the Voice of Hope, 89.5FM.

Here are a few photos from the event.

The Valentines Day program is now available on TWR360 in the Muhe di Speransa section.

(I have the TWR360 app on both my Android and iOS cell phones. It comes up in Papiamentu, since it can tell I'm on Bonaire - or something like that)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Washikemba Waves

It has been pretty windy this week, so I headed out to the Washikemba area to check out the wave action. 

I kept a plastic bag over the camera except for when I was actually taking a picture. I managed to get quite a few pictures of the inside of the bag!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mars Points the Way To Uranus

Back on December 8, Mars was close to Neptune, but Neptune was still pretty hard to spot.

Well, during the next couple evenings, Mars is passing by Uranus. Uranus is easy to spot in binoculars, compared to Neptune, even with the Moon hanging out nearby.  Sandra and I spotted Uranus Saturday evening, no problem. 

On Sunday evening, the crescent moon is near Mars. Mars is to the north of the Moon, or to the Moon's right, if you are looking west. Once you use the Moon to find Mars, you can use your binoculars aimed at Mars to spot Uranus.

I've taken screen shots from the free software Stellarium, (highly recommended) that show where Mars is compared to Uranus, on Sunday through Wednesday evenings. The bright star to the left of Mars is easy to spot, as is the right triangle that Uranus is part of.  You won't see the dimmer stars shown on these screen shots, especially with the Moon nearby.

Uranus doesn't move with respect to the Stars, but the Moon is zooming Eastward from night to night, with respect to the stars, and Uranus.

Monday, February 04, 2019

Sandra and the Super Bowl

Sandra sports her noise cancelling headphones, while reading her Kindle.

I know it was a low scoring game, but !!!!

You call THAT a drill?

       THIS is a drill!

Friday, February 01, 2019

Friday Morning

Hi, its 05:30 here on Bonaire. The picture is what the Moon, Venus and Jupiter looked like at 05:00! 

I'm in the studio getting ready for a live Spanish Despertar RTM. We'll have Gabriel from Venezuela, Annabel from Chicago, and Jehiel from the Dominican Republic. I'll be playing the songs and short features from here in the studio. 

We'll be on Facebook live from 6am to 7am, Bonaire time. 5 to 6 EST. The facebook page is Twr-Bonaire.