Monthly Archives: February 2011

Half Dome by Moonlight and Leo Constellation

Half Dome lid up by moonlight with Leo, the Lion, constellation rose high above the Yosemite icon.  The moon was a few days passed its first quarter phase and was bright enough to cast a strong shadow on the ground. … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire

We were driving on I-80 heading back to Reno after a long day on the mountain at one of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts.  The sky was mostly cloudy and grey.  Suddenly there was a break in the cloud on … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Crescent Moon Conjunction

Last Sunday evening, the thin crescent moon was prominent in the sky.  It was also accompanied by a bright object not too far from it – Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar … Continue reading

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