Two Celestial Ornaments

Two celestial ornaments eternally dangle inside this photograph. A waxing crescent Moon shares the evening sky with Venus—a hellish world about 162 million miles (261 million km) from Earth. The colors of sunset bleeds toward the horizon as a cold blue sky sweeps away the remnants of a dying day. The crescent Moon glows fromContinue reading “Two Celestial Ornaments”

Keyfra Reveals Evil Side Of Nature

Are you in the mood to see something spooky? Halloween is over, but that doesn’t we can’t resurrect the evil holiday spirit. Keyfra Photography kept her eye on the sky and photographed a cratered world—the Moon. Earthly haze smothered the damaged celestial orb and silhouetted trees veiled the night sky. Keyfra discovered a cosmic windowContinue reading “Keyfra Reveals Evil Side Of Nature”

Sizzling Summer Solstice Full Moon

Is it getting hot in here or is just me? Summer’s fuse officially lit on June 20, 2016 (22:34 UTC), which sparked the beginning of a sweltering season. The Sun blazed above the equator, granting northern Earthlings the longest day of the year. But the sky was a little loony—an astronomically rare full Moon brokeContinue reading “Sizzling Summer Solstice Full Moon”

Glowing Gibbous

  Keyfra Photography kept her eye on the sky and noticed something full of craters—the Moon.   Earth’s ruinous satellite can easily be seen while it’s in a waning gibbous phase, and it tends to be observable throughout the early morning (depending on location). Which means many people are likely to see this particular phaseContinue reading “Glowing Gibbous”

A Lunar Ornament Hangs in the Blue Sky

  Keyfra once again kept her eye on the sky and captured a surreal moment in time. A waxing gibbous moon hangs like a bruised and battered ornament—flanked by two emerald pine trees. This wide angle perspective offers a hint of destruction: lunar maria (solidified lava plains) appear as black splotchy seas.

Don’t Worry! The Moon Is Just Going Through a Phase

  Keyfra kept her eye on the sky and photographed something out of this world—a waxing gibbous Moon! This catastrophic orbital body can take on a variety of forms: new phase, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.

I’m Seeing Double…Rainbows!

Storms are known to rain down all sorts of atmospheric goodies: hail, lightning, snow…ummm…rain. And rainbows. Two of them. Apparently.   Paula Graham kept her eye on the sky and witnessed something that would cause an average mortal’s cranium to crack open while their brain explodes into gooey globules.

Lunar Corona Manifestation

There’s something wrong with the Moon…or did you accidentally eat something magical? Again? Hypnotic rings of loony illumination can only be caused by mushrooms ice or other atmospheric particles that manipulate lunar light (on a quantum level). A lunar corona can manifest out of nowhere, and then vanish…only to reappear a minute later. Spooky.  Continue reading “Lunar Corona Manifestation”

The Moon Can’t Prevent Forest Fires

The moon ain’t scared of a little fire! Asteroids bashed the lunar surface about 3.8 billion years ago. Molten blood seared the desolate world. Blistering rocks rained, tumbled, and pummeled—countless craters shattered the loony environment. Keyfra kept her eye on the sky while a local forest fire polluted the sky with smokey pollutants. Did thatContinue reading “The Moon Can’t Prevent Forest Fires”

A Very Sophisticated Rock

There’s a big ‘ol rock next door. It’s moody. Full of craters. You know what I’m talkin’ about. Keyfra kept her eye on the sky and managed to bag and tag 4 lovely lunar portraits—and she accomplished the task without using a telescope! Most people think you need a telescope to photograph the moon, butContinue reading “A Very Sophisticated Rock”