May 9, 2011

Planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Mars align every morning through May 13. You can catch a glimpse of the lovely quartet lying low close to the horizon if you're in the Northern Hemisphere eastbound about 30 minutes before sunrise.  So whip out your binocular to see this lovely sight.

Pic taken May 7th, 2011 in Boston, Mass.
Image Space

April 6, 2011


The Pleiades star cluster will make an appearance in the Northern skies tonight above the smiling crescent Moon.  The Pleiades consists of 7 stars,often referred to as the "Seven Sisters", however only 6 are visible to the naked eye.  Recent day observations show that this open star cluster is actually made up of several hundred stars intertwined in an elaborate composition of dreamy-like nebulosity.
Image Robert Gendler

Myth and legend surround this star cluster in almost every culture on the planet.  Interestingly, most of them consist of the cluster being seven sisters.  We see this in Greek mythology and Native American legend.

Image Marc Leon

The Pleiades, 1885
Elihu Vedder
Image Met Museum

Also termed as the "Seed Stars", the movement of the stars of the Pleiades marks the beginning of farming season and many civilizations utilized it as an agriculture calendar.  The Great Pyramid at Giza, the temple at Teotihuacan in Mexico and many other temples, stone circles and rock formations in other places around the world have been built in alignment with the Pleiades. 

April 2, 2011

Universal Perception

Universal Perception

Universal Perception by Infinite Style 

This is a actual dream that I had and my attempt to visually recreate it.  The dream was that a friend and I were in a football stadium looking up at the night sky.  Suddenly the planets were visible and the Universe was shifting around in the sky.  It was so visually stunning to see the stars and planets dance in the sky.   

March 23, 2011

Walking in the Rain

It's raining outside...the rain hitting me on my head helps to clear my thoughts...

I want to go outside... in the rain
It may sound crazy
But I want to go outside... in the rain
                                   -The Dramatics

March 19, 2011

Moon at the Window

Look up into the sky tonight for the full moon, which coincides with  perigee, the point at which the moon is closest in its orbit to Earth coined "Supermoon".  The last time the moon was this close to the Earth was 18 years ago, March 1993 to be exact.  The moon will be bigger and brighter than usual.  Great night to take a moonlit stroll in the city.

 I wish her heart
I know these battles
Deep in the dark
When the spooks of memories rattle
Ghosts of the future
Phantoms of the past
Rattle, rattle, rattle
In the spoon and the glass

Is it possible to learn
How to care and yet not care--
Since love has two faces
Hope and despair
And pleasure always turns to fear
I find
                                   -Joni Mitchell