Tag Archives: Stars

Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 Passing By Earth

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Comet NEOWISE on July 24, 2020 at around 11pm over the cottages

Comet NEOWISE was discovered only in March of this year using the Neowise space telescope.  Astronomers have determined its route brings it back to Earth in roughly 7,000 more years – really???  Here we are July 24, one day after it’s closest position to our planet, with a perfectly clear sky and no moon.  I’m outside at 10pm  scanning the sky with binoculars to find this comet and for the first half nothing…  I had read it will appear below the Big Dipper and still nothing.  More time passes and now its really dark and then BAM!! There it is and I can see it with the naked eye and with the binoculars…  holy smoke that’s cool!

Milky Way seen rising over cottage on Bay Lake, Muskoka

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The first week August at our friends cottage on Bay Lake, Muskoka, enjoying the night time view of the milky way and stars while sitting by the fire.

Perseid meteor shower: a shooting meteor through the milky way

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Capturing a meteor shooting through the milky way from the back deck of the cottage on Grandview Lake, Muskoka. Dark outline to right are the tree tops.