Asteroid Angel

Asteroid Angel was discovered by C.S. Shoemaker and D.H.Levy (yes the ones after which the Levy-Shoemaker comet was named which famously crashed into Jupiter in 1994). The date of discovery of Angel was June 4th 1992 at Palomar Observatory in San Diego, California. Angel has...

Dwarf Planet Eris

Eris Speaks: I want to see you scrabbling on the ground, hands bloodied, hair matted, face twisted. I want to pull your strings to see which way you jerk – maybe to see if you ARE a jerk. I want to bite and twist...

Lunar Eclipse December 2011 – Knowing

The lunar eclipse occurs on the 10th December 2011 at 14:36 (UT) at 18GEM10 "Beware of the Blood Moon" my Grandmother used to say. Deeply superstitious by nature, she would even wake me up if moonlight drifted through the curtains onto my face. She said it...

Asteroid Sisyphus

Asteroid Sisyphus was discovered on the 5th December 1972 at 02:28 by Paul Wild at Zimmerwald observatory in Bern, Switzerland. The largest of the Apollo asteroids, Sisyphus is an Earth-crosser meaning that it's passage through the sky takes it through Earth's orbit. There is no...

Asteroid Iris – The Rainbow Goddess

ASTRONOMY Asteroid Iris was discovered by English astronomer J.R Hind on August 13th 1847. She was the 7th asteroid to be discovered. Iris is the fourth brightest object in the asteroid belt after Vesta, Ceres and Pallas (Wikipedia). Her orbit is 3.68 years and her designated symbol is...

Solar Eclipse 4th January 2011 – Eros Calling

The Solar Eclipse/New Moon occurs on the 4th of January 2011 at 10.03am (UK). The Moon and Sun will be at 13.39 degrees Capricorn. An eclipse of the Sun is a paradox. In darkness we see that which is usually hidden. What is normally invisible...