Category Archives: moon

The Lunar In-Your-Face Signpost

It is so wonderful to have a “close” indicator of God’s hand in the heavens. The moon, because of its orbital characteristics, is easy to see. As a matter of fact, it’s really hard to miss. It’s light fills the … Continue reading

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Summer’s Lunar Crepuscular Rays

It is allowed! I can lift up my eyes to the heavens and glorify Him. On this cloudy night that was full of swirling dark clouds and humid hot air, the moon was hidden. For 10 seconds the scene changed. … Continue reading

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The Bully of the Night

The Super Moon! The Super Moon! The news has gone nuts about reporting this. The moon is full once every lunar cycle, and your eyes would haveĀ a hard time measuring a difference in brightness from one full moon to the … Continue reading

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Oh my goodness! The sky moves? (Lesson 3)

We did a little exercise with some teachers and staff in the Philippines. After teaching them a few basics, it was time to get their heads out of the classroom. The assigned task was simple: from a location outside, do … Continue reading

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Moonscape around Plato

The simple joy of roving around the surface of the moon from your own backyard is a distinct privilege. In a modern society that is relatively rich, it is still a small percentage of people that have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Crater Sketching with the “Peepers”

Spring in Virginia brings a cacophony of sound from the tree frogs. You can tell the arrival of warmer temperatures and more Spring-like conditions in the forest when these little things begin “peeping.” My goodness they can be loud. And, … Continue reading

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Spring and Change

Our local area in Virginia had the coldest winter in 20 years. We just returned from a mission trip in Hanford CA, where the winter was the warmest in years but also very dry. But Spring changes things, because the … Continue reading

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