I was standing in front of the Reykjavik Parliament building waiting for the right moment to take my photograph when I looked up (never forget to look up) and I spotted the ring. Never having seen one before, I excitedly motioned to people around me to also look up.
FYI – the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Universe and the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.
…One Giant Leap For Mankind.
July 20, 1969
47 Years ago today.
A radio telescope, part of the Very Large Array, in Socorro, New Mexico.
On May 9th, the planet Mercury crossed in front of the sun.
This was the first time since 2006 that such a transit was visible from Earth.
Using my telescope and camera, I captured an image.
Also photographed were some sunspots.
A view of our Milky Way Galaxy from Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
On the left side, the dotted light is a plane.
On the right side, the white line was a meteor burning up in Earth’s atmosphere.
VLA – The Very Large Array.
Radio Telescopes in New Mexico scan the heavens.