Asteroid 2023 BU.

BU is short for bus, because that’s about how big this asteroid is! It will pass whisker close in the next few hours.

If you look in the ” junk news” we’re going to probably get creamed by an asteroid every day. But when you see such a headline, glance down at the source, and it’s usually some news service no one has ever heard of before. But this is coming from a reliable source..

worrying won’t do any good, and it’s probably gone by by the time you’re reading this anyway.

Keep looking up towards the heavens!

Winter Solstice 2022

its the shortest day of the year today, tomorrow the days start getting longer again (in the northern hemisphere). At 4:47 PM EST today, the sun will momentarily be overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn and then will begin its way north again.

I have very much enjoyed the dark mornings this time around.

It’s the last day of my work week this week, I have Thursday and Friday off, as you know. Next week is the big holiday week and I don’t even know my schedule without looking in my calendar at work. I have very few work days left this year.

Have a Fantastic DAY!

Jupiter From Mars

This morning I was on my roof, looking at the sunrise and listening to the birds and other sounds. I started thinking about what a cool job it would be to be a Mars Rover operator. Go to work early, put on the 3D goggles, and the headphones and sit there on Mars and watch the sunrise and hear the sounds. No birds, but maybe some wind.

Jupiter from Mars

I saw an article yesterday about Mars’s moon Deimos passing in front of Jupiter. See the article HERE.

Jupiter apparently would look quite large from Mars at its closest. It would be a cool thing to see.

Today Ashy the cat is going in for a checkup. Hope she’s not too miserable at work with me.

Moonrise Moonset

Moonrise last night.

last night I went out to dinner at Tukka with some friends visiting from Virginia. I took the above picture of the full moon rising.

Moonset this morning.

This morning, I took the above shot of the moon going down. Amazing, huh?

People always think it’s the sun in the day and the moon at night, actually the moon is up in the day half the month and up in the night the other half. Last night started the night moon half.

I am glad its Friday. Yardwork weekend and diving are my hopes for the weekend.

Have a very good day and weekend. I wish you the best!

2022 Summer Solstice

Happy first day of summer! At 3:13AM Cayman time this morning, the sun reached its south to north apogee at the Tropic of Cancer and is now headed back down to the Tropic of Capricorn. Although it’s the first day of summer, it also means the days will start getting shorter (in the northern hemisphere). To me this always seemed kinda weird. Shouldn’t the longest day be in the middle of summer? But further north, things are just starting to warm up, so in a way, it makes sense. Plus, there is no “marker” in the middle of the seasons.

its a Tuesday, I feel like I’m running on about 3 quarters power. But things are good. Coffee cures all!

Have a wonderful summer!

Dogs and Cats

Took a couple shots of Goldie and the dogs this morning. Usually Knip is right in there too. The cats don’t mind Daisy, unless she’s off the leash. Then they run. And Daisy chases. She likes to play too hard.

Below is a phone pic of Venus and the moon

Not bad for a phone photo, if I do say so m’self!

Have a great Thursday!

Morning Planets

Half our planets are lined up in a neat row this morning and every recent morning. I find it amazing because it lets me visualize the solar system. My life and all its problems aren’t important, being able to accurately visualizing the orbital plane of our solar system is what really matters in ones life!

It seems very hot this morning. I can’t tell if it’s really hot or it’s because I’m wearing a non-cotton shirt work gave me. I’m a cotton only kind of guy.

Taking a few days off, visitors down from the USA. Halfa day off today. Life is good!

hava gooday!

Planets In A Row

I saw this this morning.

This morning, I got up and went outside and saw the exact same thing as in the picture above.

it was very cool. Already, at 5 till 5 in the morning, the sky is starting to get pink.

Tomorrow and Monday are holidays here, so this is the start of a long long weekend.

I got a perfect score on my Duolingo this morning, to make up for yesterday.

Jamaica Apple Tree

I’m worried about my Jamaica Apple Tree, pictured above. It seems to be unhappy, lots of brown leaves and not many new ones Are there any botanical doctors out there in my zillions of readers?

Have a good weekend! I may or may not post tomorrow. Havva good-un!

wordless work week

Sundaysunset

Happy Monday to you all. Above is the sunset last night from the roof deck.

On the dawg walk this morning, Mars and Saturn were very close together. Maybe they’ll be closer tomorrow, but probably not . They’re making a triangle with Venus, very bright in the morning sky.

And it’s just another wordless work week after a weekend made up of mostly good parts.

Enjoy!