Friday February 10, 2017

Penumbral eclipse moon

Category: ALL M&I,Uncategorized — Ian C. @ 7:24 pm

There’s a “sort of eclipse” of the moon tonight; the moon is partly in the nearly-shadow of Earth, and is a bit less bright one side than the other. My best attempt to capture that:
Penumbral eclipse moon

Read Phil Plait’s article for more details

Monday January 30, 2017

Pro Bowl 2017

Category: ALL M&I,Florida,Video — Ian C. @ 10:55 am

America’s big annual sports event is the Super Bowl, happening in Texas next weekend and hopefully bringing the New England Patriots to another win! Last night however was the “Pro Bowl” which is supposed to be a “best of the rest” game – and since it came to the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, we decided to watch a real live NFL game there!
A short twenty minute drive to the highway exit got converted to an hour by the time we parked (it’s a big stadium and a popular event!) but after that an easy walk into the stadium and to our great seats – in fact a big part of the entertainment was where we sat, surrounded by fans and close enough to the field to interact with some of the performers.

During the game I mostly watched the action, but here’s a few photos and videos I took early on, including the first touchdown right in front of our seats:

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Two Great Horned Owls

Category: ALL M&I,Independence — Ian C. @ 9:23 am

At sunset last night we noticed a second Great Horned Owl sitting at the top of the tree where the nest is – the partner of the one on the nest presumably!