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November 01, 2012



Southern cross constellation.. this is what I can see from my terrace in the rain forest, Dac:)

tometta hentz

What's with the down side of Fall --- after living all over the country, fall is my favorite --- with the beautiful changing of the color of leaves. Not an astronomer, but a gardener --- sadly here in so.Calif. Fall is just another beautifully blooming season --- miss the glory of autumn. Is it too late for me to learn a little about astronomy?Tometta

Caroline Clemmons

Love your blog posts, Dac. I'll pay more attention to the stars tonight. I don't know many of them--the Big Dipper, Venus.

Irene Black

I love good news and will be on the heavens watch. Most of my web friends from the east coast have reported in with tales of how they are coping without power. City slickers have it rough.

Barney Cornaby

Dac, there is at least one more important statement about your star salute. You reveal one of the best characteristics about you --ability to change from an earlier lament (this time about lack luster autumn) to a discovery that reverses the initial limitation and liberates a whole new justification for the magnificence of something (the newly discovered autumn with attendant full purpose).

Barney Cornaby

Dac, I came back to add something beyond my first response -- I confirm the beauty of your starry night salute. Your prose brings the wonder of the nightscape into understanding and informs us with intelligent feelings.

Barney Cornaby

Dac, I enjoyed your exposition about the stars and how they pattern to us from our view from earth.
I am an Orion belt person and take comfort from seeing that constellation in the early mornings in the fall. I wait a whole year to see those stars perched in the high sky.

Bill Stroud

The stars connect us. Even in Germany (roughly the same latitude) I can connect the starry dots and see what you see some 3500 miles away. Love to see the Square of Pegasus and now Orion high in the sky.

Jan okey

Thanks Dac - you are a closet astronomer -
guess I am too. Keep your eyes on the
skies. Just returned from a trip, AND, I did
NOT have to take off my shoes or my jacket
in airport security. There are some
benefits in getting older - that is just one of them. There are others.


Heather and I have a cabin near Elk Island National Park that is far enough from sources of light pollution that to these dim old eyes the constellations seem as bright as in the countryside in my youth. I haven't seen such an impressive display since nights under the Magellanic clouds in the Australian outback, where Orion hangs upside down.

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