Total Eclipse of the Moon on May 26, 2021 – Seen in the Western Portions of the USA

More about this eclipse can be found here along with maps showing which parts of the USA will see totality and which will only see a partial.

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen from Illinois on April 8, 2024

Retrograde Motion of Mars 2020

The video, above, shows why Mars “goes retrograde.” Basically, Earth is lapping Mars in a two-way race around the sun. Our planet is faster, so Mars seems to go backwards during the weeks of closest approach.

Music by Bernard Herrmann from the film Fahrenheit 451

Comet NEOWISE July 14th, 2020 – morning

25 second exposure with a Canon camera with a 50 mm lens. The comet is fading. I would estimate it to be 2.5 to 3 in apparent magnitude to the naked-eye! The comet will get higher in the evening sky as the days progress towards the northwest, but at the same time, day-by-day, it is fading!