|Masahiro Miyasaka. From nasa.com.|
Of course, living here in Seattle doesn't present enough opportunities for clear-sky viewing, but I take 'em when I get 'em.
There may be a film reference I could drop in here to justify this post in a "mostly movies" blog, but that's just not where my head is at the moment. (Oh, okay — "My God, it's full of stars!" There.)
Instead, in about ten minutes I'll be walking with Kai down by the water at Alki under the first blue-sky day we've had since November 23. (That day's Facebook update at 7:07 am: "It may be 23° with snow out my back door right now, but the sky is so clean and clear that I can't recall the last time the moon, 96% full, was so crisp and vivid through my binoculars. Gorgeous detail.") If the clear sky holds true into tonight, I'll be out there rather than in here. Although I will, no doubt, make sure a hot beverage is waiting for me when I get back inside. (Memo to self: Google search for drinks hot Bushmill's).
The sky tonight:
Amazing Space (from the Space Telescope Science Institute)
Sky and Telescope