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This is why you want a window seat

I’ve seen auroras on red-eyes between the U.S. and Europe before. This one over Lake Superior, for example,¬†on a July night in 2007. And this one over Greenland in September 2012. But both of those were fairly dim.¬†Sunday night’s red-eye … Continue reading

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Nova or lens flare?

I’ve been shooting stars and planets the last few nights (see here and here), as the Moon passes by Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. It’s the kind of thing obsessives do, when they combine devotions to astronomy and photography. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Picture These

So I’m here in the Bolt Bus from Boston to New York. There’s wi-fi on board, and power outlets in the backs of most seats. But the wi-fi is slow, so I’m on a Sprint EvDO card. Getting about 1Mb … Continue reading

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