Sunday, July 31, 2022

Starry Nights

 The weather has been funny lately here on Bonaire. Super clear one moment, pouring rain the next, Sahara dust etc. But we had a couple clear nights. I got up around 2am the other night to do some meteor observing. Saw a handful of nice ones. Saturday evening, I took pictures of the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae from out at the TWR transmitter site. And I got back up around 4:30 to see Mars and Uranus close together in the Eastern sky. Uranus was positioned at about 8 o'clock compared to Mars. Monday morning, they'll be more or less side by side as seen on Bonaire. (If you are up around 40 degrees North latitude, Uranus would have been at about 10 o'clock compared to Mars, and probably a bit higher than that tomorrow.) Both planets fit nicely in the field of view of my 10x30 binoculars.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Moon and Venus

 A skinny Moon and Venus were side by side in the sky this morning.  They were in and out of the clouds but looked nice together.

Monday, July 04, 2022

June Showers Bring July Flowers

 The rain we had from the Tropical Depression that passed to the South of Bonaire last Wednesday has caused a few Kibrahacha trees to pop. A Tropical Wave passed to the North of Bonaire on Saturday which completely shut down the wind. That made for an awesome bike ride Saturday morning. The winds filled back in with a vengeance on Sunday, creating what our son and I used to call "the Nuke after the Lull," back when we were windsurfing regularly.