Astronomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waning crescent Moon shortly before sunrise, 3% lit,
rising over the West Maui Mountains at 6:36 AM on 12-29-05.
Notice Mercury just above the mountaintop on the left edge of the photo.

 

 

More pictures from this winter on Maui

 

 

Maui Vacation - Jon's Maui Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way from Michigan to Maui, I stopped off in San Francisco
and met Sam Sweiss of Scope City.

 

Waxing crescent Moon shortly after sunset, 6% lit,
setting over the island of Lanai (as seen from Maui) at 6:23 PM on 1-1-06.
Notice Venus far to the lower right of the Moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a few of about a hundred telescopes in the showroom of Scope City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper attire for observing on Maui in January:
Aloha shirt, shorts, no shoes.
Low temperature this winter night was a bone-chilling 72 degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full moon setting in the west while the sun was rising in the east, at 7:06 AM on 1-14-06.
Notice the earth's shadow and the Belt of Venus (band of colors just above the ocean horizon).

 

 

Astronomy photos from the previous winter on Maui (2005)
My other astronomy photos

 

 

 

 

 

All photos on this and the linked-to pages
Copyright 1998-2007  Jon Blum.  All rights reserved.