Wednesday, January 30, 2013

moonrise, 26 january 2013

Amazing video.

I grabbed this from the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) and here's their blurb:

Explanation: Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight. One impressive moonrise was imaged two nights ago over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. With detailed planning, an industrious astrophotographer placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where the Moon would surely soon be making its nightly debut. The above single shot sequence is unedited and shown in real time -- it is not a time lapse. People on Mount Victoria Lookout can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth's largest satellite. Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult: it happens every day, although only half the time at night. Each day the Moon rises about fifty minutes later than the previous day, with a full moon always rising at sunset.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

rest in peace, stan

Today, St. Louis said goodbye to Stan Musial. I don't even have words to describe what he meant to the Cardinals, to the people he played with and mentored, or even to the everyday fan. 

I had to do my errands, and one of them was getting the oil changed.  How much does it say about someone that the customers waiting for their cars to be serviced sat and sniffled at the TV for almost 3 hours through the mass, the eulogies, and the procession?

Bob Costas was one of the four people who spoke at the funeral.  I'm hoping that you enjoy it as much as I did.  You'll need tissues.