Archive for December, 2010

Christmas Day Walk

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Not here, but one taken just south of Indianapolis.

Census data just released

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

House show, Orange County

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Jennifer Curtis, Margaret Dyer and Dexter Romweber playing at a house show in southern Orange County, NC, December 11, 2010.

In the sky this week, a lunar eclipse

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

An update on the eclipse and solstice this week from Sky and Telescope

As more of the Moon slides into the umbra, look around the sky. You’ll notice that a second, deeper night is falling around you — night within night. In fact, if you’re far from city lights, hundreds of additional stars start appearing in what earlier was a bright, moonlight-washed sky.

And the week above via the USN:

December’s Full Moon is variously known as the Cold Moon, Long Night Moon, or Moon before Yule. This year it might be called the Vanishing Moon since Luna will undergo a total eclipse by the shadow of the Earth. The eclipse begins with the penumbral phases starting at 12:28 am EST on the 21st. Most of us won’t notice much change in Luna’s appearance until shortly before the Moon enters the umbral shadow at 1:32 am.

Snow accumulation Dec 4-5

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Here’s the official map of the recent snowstorm.

Shows how widespread it was.