20 July 2011

The Moon 19.07.2011 Waning Gibbous

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Hello everyone!

The phases of the Moon changes every 3-4 days. Here we have Waning Gibbous at its best. The Moon is going towards the new moon and will achieve it on July 30th.
In the mean time, I hope to be able to capture the last quarter and the waning crescent to complete my mosaic of the phases of the Moon.

Enjoy the picture and leave a comment.
Here is a link of a short video of the phases of the Moon
on YT. HERE --->

Ps. I dedicate this picture to my cousin Simon who has his birthday on the 19.07. the day I took the picture.
Happy birthday Simon! 

Tapani Isomäki
Kustavi, Finland

08 July 2011

CHALLENGE Phases of the Moon! Leave a comment with your photo

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Can you identify the phases of the Moon?
In the past few months a have taken these Moon pictures to make a mosaic of the phases of the Moon.

The Full Moon is represented by the central total eclipse of the Moon on June 15, 2011. You can see on the picture the partial eclipse of the Moon as it was exiting the shadow of the Earth (the end of the eclipse).

So here is my CHALLENGE to anyone who is wanting to take a picture of the Moon and send it back to us.
Leave a comment with your photo down the page, we will showcase it in our posts and articles.

Link to Phases of the Moon Monthly . HERE->
Have a look at more Moon pictures HERE ->
Good luck to everyone. Leave a comment with your photos.

04 July 2011

STAR CLUB in Kustavi, every first Saturday of the month

Hello everyone!

Yesterday we had our Star club here in Kustavi. The telescope was outside and the theme of the day was the SUN.

Many curious people came and peeked through the lens to see the sun in an other way.
Some saw the sun straight away, some were not sure what they were looking at.

It was nice to see the reaction of the people and the comments and small conversation they lead on. All in all it was a nice day, the people left home with a new perspective of our Sun.

I think my mission is complete and i am looking forward for next time and observe other sky objects like our Sun.

(Remember when looking at the sun you have to protect your eyes and use filters with your telescopes, binoculars or other viewing instruments.)

Here is a link to see the Sun with its sunspots in real-time --->HERE The space weather center.

Tapani Isomäki
Kustavi, Finland