Friday, February 02, 2007

Thursday evening

I LOVE Thursday nights as it's the one evening that DD doesn't swim so I get to stay at home for the whole evening As I'm always at a poolside I rarely get to watch TV or even sit & veg on the sofa but tonight I did both & knitted of course. Of the knitting content for now it's a secret but I can say that DH will stop whining soon.....

DH has also had a fun & productive evening as we've had a beautiful sky tonight:

moon
February moon in Northern England


It was really clear & he managed to catch Orion:

Orion
Orion


If you look here you'll be able to appreciate the size of Betelgeuse (the largest point on the left side of Orion in comparison to our sun.

Ok the astronomy lesson c/o DH is now over. I'll share the knitting project once it's done. If it's a success I'll also share the pattern - if it works.....

5 comments:

Lyndsey-Jane said...

How cool! I would love to learn about all that but think i'll stick to the Biomed degree.

Arianwen said...

Very interesting! I can actually see the shapes look forward to seeing your secret project!

TutleyMutley said...

I love looking at the stars - I'm out there with the equivalent of the 'ladybird' guide to the night sky trying to spot different constellations and put names to them every chance I get - I know where Pegasus' body is now, and can usually spot Orion's faithful hound and Cygnus (the summer cross).
What does dh do Blueadt?

blueadt said...

TM - DH works in IT but previously, before going to university as a mature student, was a builder. He's also a keen photographer :-)

Thanks for the comments re his photos - I think they're beautiful & LOVE his moon.

Re secret project - it's progressing well. It'll be a while before it's revealed but hopefully it'll be worth it.

Kathryn said...

Eris is obsessed witht he moon at the minute too. Recent conversations:

Mummy, it's a moon!

Yes Eris, what kind of moon?

A Banana moon!

We call that a crescent moon.

Crescent!


A week or so later:


Mummy, the moon is weird now.

It's a half moon.

Okay, half moon!


And yet later:


Mummy, is it still a half moon?

No, it's now a waxing moon, it's almost gibbous.

Oh, moon!



And so on and so forth with various comments about halos and such. She's a mini-astronomer in training I swear:D