I went out with my telescope tonight hoping to spy some unusual sight. Looking up the sky was very cloudy, but there was some light I did see. Turning my telescope toward the light, I saw M42 what a sight. The nebula glowed in a fantastic way and for a long time at the eyepiece I did stay. As the night went on the cloud cover increased until the light from the nebula ceased. The sight I had seen was beautiful, perhaps another night I'll get another eye full! Photo taken with iPhone February 26, 2020 Photo taken by Clarence...

Betelgeuse has gotten brighter and dimmer for more than a century it's been remarked. But now it seems to be barely a glimmer compared to its brilliance before, which has sparked a host of astronomers in a flurry to speculate on what could be the meaning. Is this red supergiant in a hurry to end its life stellar and go careening off into supernova spectacular, although such an astral explosion immense was not predicted by mode oracular in terms of prevalent scientific sense for perhaps tens of thousands of years at least? Researchers are seeking the explanation as to why...

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With love for our small place We can touch the cosmic grace. For the cosmopoetry team (Florin Alexandru Stancu, Valentin Grigore and me) 2018 (the Centenary Year of the Great Romanian Union) was a time for patriotic works (including astropoetry moments), as you can see visiting: FINDING THE GETO-DACIAN GOLD DURING THREE CELEBRATIONS https://www.cosmopoetry.ro/figedagosi/ A PARTIAL TOUR OF ROMANIA FOR A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE AND A FEW HEAVENLY HALTS https://www.cosmopoetry.ro/turotoluec / ONE DAY FOR THREE ROMANIAN HISTORICAL CAPITALS https://www.cosmopoetry.ro/capitrei/ AN EVENING DURING THE 100TH DECEMBER 1ST https://www.cosmopoetry.ro/decem1even/ CELESTIAL STORIES DURING THE CENTENARY YEAR OF THE GREAT ROMANIAN UNION https://www.cosmopoetry.ro/celstogru/ Comments...

In 1584 Giordano Bruno wrote “Ma fendo i cieli e a l'infinito m'ergo. E mentre dal mio globo a gli altri sorgo…” in his “De l'infinito, universo e mondi, proemiale epistola”, and that was one of the reasons for which the Inquisition burned him at the stake in 1600. Dear astropoets, I think we should be neither bad nor nice, but we must go on at any price just because Giordano Bruno was not only a martyr of astronomy, but, as you see, he was also the first martyr of astronomical poetry. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to...