The sky: February 4-11; Subtle sights in the mid-winter nights

The sky: February 4-11; Subtle sights in the mid-winter nights

Special to CosmicTribune.com, February 4, 2024 Excerpts from weekly Sky&Telescope report. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Today is the center of winter; we cross the midpoint between the December solstice and the March equinox at 10:16 a.m. EST (15:16 UT). That minute is the very bottom of the wheel of the year, astronomically speaking. In ancient Gaelic cultures this day […]

The sky: January 22-28; Full moon and springtime Leo in the East

The sky: January 22-28; Full moon and springtime Leo in the East

Special to CosmicTribune.com, January 22, 2024 Excerpts from weekly Sky&Telescope report. MONDAY, JANUARY 22 ■ The gibbous Moon shines in a starry area of the winter sky. Face east in early evening. Upper left of the Moon sparkles bright Capella. A little farther upper right of the Moon is orange Aldebaran. Lower left of the Moon are Castor […]

The Sky: November 6-11: Double clusters and double stars

The Sky: November 6-11: Double clusters and double stars

Special to CosmicTribune.com, November 6, 2023, 2023 Excerpts from weekly Sky&Telescope report. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ■ Perseus is high in the northeast these November evenings. The Perseus Double Cluster is below W-shaped Cassiopeia; the W is currently standing on end. Count down the segments of the W starting from the top. The third segment points almost straight down. […]

What happens when we die? The film

What happens when we die? The film

Special to CosmicTribune.com, October 26, 2023 Angel Studios, which brought the world the box office hit “Sound of Freedom”, is set to release “After Death”, a Christian-centric film which explores what happens when we die. The film, based on the testimonies of people who have had near death experiences, will hit movie theaters on Oct. […]

India upends lunar geopolitics; China snarls

India upends lunar geopolitics; China snarls

Special to CosmicTribune.com, October 25, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher There are now three countries with announced ambitions to place their people on the Moon; in addition to the United States (late 2025) and China (by 2029), on Oct. 17 Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi announced India’s intention to place Indians on the Moon by […]

The sky, October 15-21: Jupiter dominates the East late evenings

The sky, October 15-21: Jupiter dominates the East late evenings

Special to CosmicTribune.com, October 16, 2023, 2023 Excerpts from weekly Sky&Telescope report. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 ■ Now that it’s mid-October, Deneb has replaced Vega as the zenith star after nightfall (for skywatchers at mid-northern latitudes). MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 ■ The Great Square of Pegasus is now high in the east-southeast after dark. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 ■ Look for bright Capella […]

China’s strategy for dominion on Earth from space extends to solar system

China’s strategy for dominion on Earth from space extends to solar system

Special to CosmicTribune.com, September 13, 2023 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher In 2019 China’s leading space corporation, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), was behind a proposal to create “an Earth-Moon economic zone by 2050” that could generate $10 trillion. But according to a report in the Chinese publication China Space News, in late […]

The Sky: September 11-17; Comet Nishimura visible with binoculars

The Sky: September 11-17; Comet Nishimura visible with binoculars

Special to CosmicTribune.com, September 11, 2023 Excerpts from weekly Sky&Telescope report. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 ■ You can see in the stars that the season is changing: We’ve reached the time of year when, just as the stars come out, Cassiopeia has climbed as high in the northeast as the Big Dipper has sunk in the northwest. Cas stands […]

Cosmic View, August 23, 2023: Only true believers know that men have walked on the Moon

Cosmic View, August 23, 2023: Only true believers know that men have walked on the Moon

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 23, 2023 COSMIC VIEW Today’s headline: ‘India is on the Moon’: Success following Russia’s crash landing puts pressure on China Is India’s space vehicle really on the moon and did live Americans really shuffle through lunar dust with their boots? Real journalists are obliged to independently verify information they publish. How […]

Cosmic View, August 10, 2023: ‘Be still and know . . . ‘

Cosmic View, August 10, 2023: ‘Be still and know . . . ‘

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 10, 2023 COSMIC VIEW Today’s headline: Antifa justice? Portland jury finds militants ‘not liable’ in attacks on journalist Andy Ngo Reading between the lines, paid leftist thugs succeeded in terrorizing an entire city and a jury deciding a lawsuit by a journalist who pushed back after being beaten and almost killed […]

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