Sunday, August 7, 2016

Earthshine and the Milky Way

I set my Polarie up this weekend out at the Witte Observatory for some shots of the Moon and Milkyway.

I am fascinated how the Moon can show display what is know as "Earth Shine," most predominant when it is in its crescent phase.

Then I turned my attention to the Milky Way, starting with the region near Perseus.  (I've got my fingers crossed this region of the sky will be "hopping" with meteors we can see next weekend!

I think it's especially "fun" that we can see the Double Cluster and Andromeda Galaxy in these images. =)

Other photos of the Milky Way <3

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I've lived in southeastern Iowa all of my life, now with my wonderful family ~ husband and 3 children. 

I've been teaching science now at the local community college for over 10 year now.  I teach both in the class room and online settings.  I have a passion for ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE! 

Sometimes I both drift off to sleep and wake up thinking of science.  Science ROCKS ~ but even more so the Creator whose imagination thought up this wonderful universe we call home ROCKS EVEN MORE!  lol