Tag Archives: looking east

Sunrise in Flagstaff

It’s 5:00 am and I’m up ungodly early to photograph the sunrise for a school assignment. So I figured I’d blog about it. Because, why not? 4:50: Okay, I’m up. Why do I have to be up so freaking early … Continue reading

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The Ecliptic

The ecliptic, as astronomers call it, is the apparent path of the sun against the background of the stars in the sky. It’s useful because it tells us how to find the planets in the sky. They can be hard to … Continue reading

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The Celestial Sphere

The celestial sphere is certainly a strange way to think about the night sky. It makes sense to use globes to diagram the Earth. The Earth, after all, is a roughly spherical planet, and flat paper maps have a way … Continue reading

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