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About mainsheetsister

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  • Birthday 07/09/1965

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    the backwash of fennario
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  1. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on June 28. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the Moon is Full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 04:53 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    Saturn at Opposition on June 27. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. When at Opposition, a planet is opposite the Sun as seen from Earth, and will be directly overhead at midnight. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    June Solstice on June 21. The June solstice occurs at 10:07 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
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    This define's a good day

    That's my son and I at Independence Pass this afternoon, on our way to Aspen. He's going to spend the summer performing at the Aspen Music Festival. It's been a great day!
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    New Moon on June 13. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. When the Moon is New, it rises at dawn, is directly overhead at midday, and sets at dusk. This phase occurs at 19:44 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
  6. mainsheetsister

    The return of Kaptain Korn?

    Kaptain Korn is now back in the US!
  7. mainsheetsister

    Jury Duty

    C'mon boys...how can it be that I am the first one to say Pics Or It Didn't Happen?
  8. mainsheetsister

    Jury Duty

    I was called in once while I was still teaching. The routine was to have the school superintendent write a letter about the difficulty the district would have in finding substitute for me. I was excused. Shortly after, I got another letter telling me to report in July when school was not in session. When I went, there were a few Amish men in the jury pool who tried to get out of it based on their religious convictions. The judge didn't fall for it. He wanted to know where in the bible it said that jury duty was a sin.
  9. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on May 29. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the Moon is Full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 14:19 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This moon has also been known as the Full Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.
  10. mainsheetsister

    pancakes

    Yup. Worth the extra effort. Great technique for waffles also.
  11. mainsheetsister

    Yanny or Laurel

  12. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on April 30. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the Moon is Full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 00:58 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. This moon has also been known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    That's fucking awesome!
  14. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Lyrids Meteor Shower on April 22-23. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for the what could be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.