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Stars and such

Postby Splitpin » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:03 pm

I was just out on the deck having a ciggie, and I looked up at the stars. I live in a relatively suburban part of Christchurch, but this place is away from the city lights and facing away from the street lights ....in other words, its dark.
What a show tonight, the milky way at its almost best, the southern cross directly overhead and Scorpio rising in the east ...even spotted a satellite passing over.

I find it a very grounding experience, star gazing, puts all the Bullshit we have to endure everyday into perspective ...we are nothing, just dust...so why not just chill and get on with it.
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Re: Stars and such

Postby emfrat » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:59 pm

Splitpin wrote:...we are nothing, just dust...so why not just chill and get on with it.


Marty, we don't even know what size we are - how would red corpuscle describe its universe?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/202 ... n/12314692

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Re: Stars and such

Postby Charl » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:14 am

I don't often give vent to weather gripes - what's the point - but Auckland is in the grip of a drought, and this whole week, every time I needed to be outdoors for a half hour, it drizzled!
Not enough to fill the dams, just enough to wet that which needed to be dry for a minute or two. <_<

Revenge on the dratted weather:
Trying your link Mike, 10/10 cloud didn't stop me experiencing the simulated version by way of the app on my phone.
You just point it the area in the sky, and it shows that alignment of moon/planets is true!

Amazing... you go back indoors and feel: mission accomplished :lol:
Have we become "Simulator Trained" then I wonder?
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Postby Fozzer » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:30 am

When I go to bed at nights and close my eyes, my brain explores our Milky Way Galaxy and the Universe surrounding it!
There's lots of fascinating "stuff" out there...
....and it's all a very long way away...light-years!
186,000 miles per second for however long it takes to get there...
..and back!
(A No 86 Bus will be far too slow).
With the enormous tonnage of stuff out there, I still can't get my head around this; "Big Bang" theory.... :huh: ...!
I'm just happy with it "always" being there!

..otherwise, my head will hurt!... :unsure: ...!

Paul...with stars in my eyes!..... :D ...!
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Re: Stars and such

Postby emfrat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:53 am

Charl - drought here too, but there is some decent rain heading this way by the look of the radar. I just moved the Suby and the ute out from under the house, for a free wash :rolleyes:

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR503.loop.shtml

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Re: Stars and such

Postby Charl » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:38 am

Yep my app says Brizzy gets it by 3:00PM
Do try it:
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=-27.22;153. ... 00614/0000
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Re: Stars and such

Postby emfrat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:06 pm

Charl wrote:Yep my app says Brizzy gets it by 3:00PM


It has been drizzling here for about 30mins. Bris-bunn to Toowoomba is about 125km, and I am about 90km West of Bris.
Very impressed with that app. Mind you, it hardly ever rains here, so an investment might not be justified :lol:

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Re: Stars and such

Postby Splitpin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:41 pm

Mike , what a great link ...I've been looking at those two points of light near the moon in the early morning ...now I know ...cheers.
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Re: Stars and such

Postby SUBS17 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:32 am

Splitpin wrote:I was just out on the deck having a ciggie, and I looked up at the stars. I live in a relatively suburban part of Christchurch, but this place is away from the city lights and facing away from the street lights ....in other words, its dark.
What a show tonight, the milky way at its almost best, the southern cross directly overhead and Scorpio rising in the east ...even spotted a satellite passing over.

I find it a very grounding experience, star gazing, puts all the Bullshit we have to endure everyday into perspective ...we are nothing, just dust...so why not just chill and get on with it.



Someday HumanKind shall explore all of it. :wink2:
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Re: Stars and such

Postby SUBS17 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:33 am

Fozzer wrote:When I go to bed at nights and close my eyes, my brain explores our Milky Way Galaxy and the Universe surrounding it!
There's lots of fascinating "stuff" out there...
....and it's all a very long way away...light-years!
186,000 miles per second for however long it takes to get there...
..and back!
(A No 86 Bus will be far too slow).
With the enormous tonnage of stuff out there, I still get my head around this; "Big Bang" theory.... :huh: ...!
I'm just happy with it "always" being there!

..otherwise, my head will hurt!... :unsure: ...!

Paul...with stars in my eyes!..... :D ...!


Big Bang theory is just a Theory, the real story is vastly different and not religious at all.
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Re: Stars and such

Postby Fozzer » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:33 am

Splitpin wrote:Mike, what a great link ...I've been looking at those two points of light near the moon in the early morning ...now I know ...cheers.


As Marty says, many thanks for the link to the night sky, Mike!
Always fascinating stuff for we sky watchers!

With all the stuff up there forever expanding, I'm still curious to know when it all started.
The idea that it all came from nothing, (a tiny crack in the pavement?) is a bit hard to take in!... :wink2: ... :D ...!

Cheers, all!

Paul... :UK: ...!

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Re: Stars and such

Postby emfrat » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:35 am

Paul, Marty -
I used to visit this site regularly, but the machine the link was bookmarked on finally carked it. and I sort of lost the habit :rolleyes:

http://skymaps.com/downloads.html

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