NEOWISE comet

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) comet was only just discovered in March 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. You have until the end of July to see it… but its traveling away from Earth so the sooner the better (I’m including a chart).

You can find it rising in the NNE morning sky around 4:30 a.m. near the constellation of Auriga and its brightest star Capella (check here for more info). It can be hard to see but with a clear sky it’s observable.

It won’t be back for another 6800 years so get out and take a look! And remember that light pollution makes these celestial events harder to see.

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Sunset 7_6_20

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Sunset 7_5_20

A chorus Eldorado Volunteer firetrucks were audible this evening and when I stepped out, I saw smoke. Judging by the firetrucks out patrolling with their lights flashing… I’m guessing it was a grass fire started by fireworks. The sunset I saw was looking pretty nice so I sat out and got some nice photos while the firetrucks patrolled.

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Independence Day Sun and Moon (eclipse) 2020

A sunset with rain clouds and then a lunar penumbral eclipse. I kept looking but couldn’t see anything. After checking the interwebs, I find that it is caused by the Earth’s shadow and not directly by the Earth, (hence the penumbral designation) and it is almost imperceptible. Gotta wait until next year for a full eclipse.

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Sunset 7_3_20

Nice storm going through bringing rainbows and golden cumulus clouds.

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Sunset 6_28_20

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Sunset 6_27_20

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Chimpmunks and Raven

Wildlife visitors to our little home biome!

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Sunset 6_25_20

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Opera

Just because I think we all need this right now.

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