Tomorrow is the day my youngest daughter’s school celebrates World Book Day. Being the parents that we are, we bought into her idea of dressing as an astronaut – the ‘Man on the moon’. We bought her an astronaut suit on Amazon, which was delivered just in time tonight. Continue reading World Book Day – the ‘Man on the Moon’
It has been very windy here in Oxford, England since Friday evening. The winds have been gusting at up to 25mph at times. This has resulted in the wind howling constantly around us, as well as rattling the television antenna outside – this has intermittently been disturbing the peace through the night. Continue reading Look in the sky
I was up with the girls this morning before sunrise, preparing to take them to school. As is the routine, I looked out the window into the skies to see what the weather was like today. What greeted me was clear skies with the moon accompanied by a bright dot not too far from it. I knew that it was too bright to be a star – so it must be one of the planets. Continue reading Conjunction of moon and Jupiter
Today is the mid-autumn festival (aka moon cake festival). This is the day in the Chinese calendar when the children light their lanterns, and walk around the streets, and for families to share moon cakes. We had our own little lantern festival in our back garden.
When looking at the world, I do think about what else I can take photos of. Even in astronomy, I am more interested in taking photos i.e. astrophotography than star gazing. Continue reading Sun, moon and stars