Archive for the ‘Skies’ Category

That bright object in the sky

I know there’s this bright object in the sky that I’ve seen before but, these days all I see are clouds. Now don’t get me wrong I love clouds but tonight’s article has this incredible picture of that “object”, otherwise known as the sun.

Tonight’s article is entitled “These Images Show the Sun’s Surface in Greater Detail Than Ever Before” by Dennis Overbye at the New York Times. I just love the picture!

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Green Librarian

Meteorites in Missouri

So this story was all over the local news recently as a meteorite was believed to have struck Warren County, Missouri last night. As someone who has always looked up to the sky, particularly when we’re up in northern Minnesota, I found this story incredibly fascinating.

The article is entitled “Scientists think there may be meteorites in this Missouri pasture. The hunt is on” by over at our local newspaper, the  What I wouldn’t give to go and take a look for the meteorite myself.

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My head in the clouds

It’s funny how sometimes when you just don’t have what you’re looking for, if you’re just patient, it will come to you. So this article today, entitled “Take time to look at the clouds“ by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger was definitely worth the wait. In fact, attached to the article was another article entitled “NASA wants people to look at the clouds“ again by Melissa Breyer. Add to the fact that I work in a rather tall building and that I get some amazing views of the clouds, of course I’m going to participate.

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Bat highway

So, I’m reading this article but I can’t for the life of me think of the book I read a few years ago on night skies and light pollution that this reminds me of but, course just as I say that, I find it. The book is called The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

I’m always happy to find an article about another way that human’s are trying to reduce light pollution to benefit nature. Tonight’s article is entitled “The UK is getting its first bat highway!” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Can’t wait to see the first bat highway here in the U.S.

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Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

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The stars around us

So this is just one of those cool stories (at least to me) about this planet and how the skies around us can affect us. According to this article, these glassy pearls in these ancient clams actually have a bit of outer space in them.

The article is entitled “Ancient clams give forth glassy pearls that came from outer spaceby Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Just such a neat story about the world around us.

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Green Librarian

Looking up at the moon

I must say that over the last few nights, I’ve found myself not only outside for a bit but, also looking up at the moon while I wait patiently for another full moon. Anyway, when ever I get the chance, I enjoy reading and posting articles on the night sky.

So tonight’s article is one entitled “Losing the Night Sky” by Caroline Crampton over at a website entitled How We Get to Next. I would also be remiss if I don’t mention the book entitled The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

It’s the book that got me started on this journey of the night sky. That and our annual family vacations to our cabin in northern Minnesota, where we are always guaranteed to see a sky full of stars at least a few nights.

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Green Librarian