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Full Moon, June 9th 2017, called “the “Strawberry Moon”

Posted in 2017, astronomy with tags , , on June 7, 2017 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE


There’s a full Moon this Friday, June 9th. According to folklore it has a special name: the “Strawberry Moon.” It gets its name from June-bearing strawberry plants, which have a short (three week) harvest season that begins about now. Sink your teeth into a Fragaria ananassa, and enjoy the strawberry moonlight.





Sunday, Feb. 26th: Something strange is about to happen in the southern hemispher

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2017 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE

On Sunday, Feb. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, covering as much as 99% of the solar disk.

It’s an annular solar eclipse, shown here in an animation from

Annular eclipses occur when the Moon passes dead center in front of the sun, but does not completely cover it. At maximum eclipse, an intense “ring of fire” surrounds the mountainous limb of the Moon.

The narrow path of annularity snakes across five countries: Chile and Argentina in South America; Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia in Africa. People in those countries can see the ring of fire for almost a minute and a half. Outside that path, the eclipse will be partial.  This means the sun will turn into a crescent—a slender one near the path of annularity and a fatter one away from it. Caution: Always use safe solar filters to observe the sun.

Observers in the eclipse zone are encouraged to look down as well–for instance, at the sun-dappled ground beneath leafy trees.  The sight of a thousand crescent-shaped sunbeams swaying back and forth on a grassy lawn or sidewalk is unforgettable.

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“Something” is Affecting the Entire Solar System

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2016 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE

Strange things are happening in both outer and inner space
scientists are discovering that the Solar System, the sun, and life itself are mutating in totally unprecedented ways. They are reporting changes that are being recorded in space that have never been seen before
Studies show that the Sun and the planets themselves are physically changing at
an accelerated pace. Most notably, they are undergoing major changesin their atmospheres.

Let’s begin with the Sun. The Sun is the center of our Solar System, and all life that is on this Earth came from the Sun. If there were no Sun, we would not be alive. This is simply scientific fact. And so any changes that occur in or on the Sun will eventually affect every person alive.

We know that the Sun’s magnetic field has changed in the last 100 years. There’s a study by Dr. Mike Lockwood from Rutherford Appleton National Laboratories, in California. Dr. Lockwood has been investigating the Sun, and reports that since 1901 the overall magnetic field of the Sun has become stronger by 130 percent.

Moon: Earth’s moon is growing an atmosphere . Around the moon, there is this 6,000- kilometre- deep layer of Natrium that wasn’t there before.

Mercury: Unexpected polar ice discovered, along with a surprisingly strong intrinsic magnetic field.
Venus: 2500% increase in auroral brightness, and substantive global atmospheric changes in less than 40 years.
Mars: “Global Warming,” huge storms, disappearance of polar icecaps.

Jupiter: Over 200% increase in brightness of surrounding plasma clouds.(Huge belts in the giant planet’s atmosphere have changed color, radiation hotspots have faded and flared up again, and cloud levels have thickened and dissolved, all while space rocks have been hurtling into it the gas giant.)
Saturn: Major decrease in equatorial jet stream velocities in only ~30 years, accompanied by surprising surge of X-rays from equator.
Uranus: Big changes in brightness, increased global cloud activity (This planet used to have a very calm atmosphere. )
Neptune: 40% increase in atmospheric brightness.

Pluto: 300% increase in atmospheric pressure, even as Pluto recedes farther from the Sun.

Earth: Substantial and obvious world-wide weather and geophysical changes. Earth’s Axis has changed.
On Earth, the overall volcanic activity increased 500 percent from 1875 to 1975, while the earthquake activity has increased by 400 percent since 1973. Dr. Dmitriev says that comparing the years 1963 to 1993, the overall number of natural disasters — hurricanes, typhoons, mud slides, tidal waves, etc. — has increased by 410 percent.

The Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing. This decrease actually began 2000 years ago, but the rate of decrease suddenly became much more rapid 500 years ago. Now, in the last 20 years or so, the magnetic field has become erratic.

A doubling of the Sun’s coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years
The Sun is more active now than over the last 8000 years

Solar Influence on Global and Regional Climates

Russian Scientist Says Planets’ Atmospheres are Changing

How to See 5 Planets Align in the Sky This Week

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2016 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE


The alignment of the planets, as seen just before sunrise throughout the week. As the week progresses, the Moon will pass through this view of the sky.(Credit: Roen Kelly/Astronomy)

Five planets adorn the morning sky this week — the same quintet of “wanderers” (Mercury to Saturn) our ancient ancestors recognized as being different from the background stars. Head outside about 45 minutes before sunrise and you will see the solar system objects spread out across approximately 110°.


How to See 5 Planets Align in the Sky This Week



This is not a Fake Photo Montage: Moon photographed in front of the Earth

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , on August 5, 2015 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE


On the stunning images of the Moon, the Earth or other celestial bodies abound on the Internet and too often it is only vulgar Photoshop montages -or beautiful works of art. What some call fakes. The photo of the couple Earth-Moon taken July 16 and put on line Wednesday, as surprising as it may seem, is not one. Better: there are several, at least enough to make a beautiful gif.


Note for skeptics: the green residue that appears to the right of the Moon is caused by its movement. For a color image, NASA combines three pictures taken at 30 second intervals. Meanwhile, the Moon moves, what causes this small defect innocent.

Obviously, it takes a talented photographer to take such a cliché. Its author is the DSCOVR satellite

Blue Moon happened on July 31st 2015, the next one will be in january 2018

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on August 4, 2015 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE

Full Moon (201507310002HQ)

Last month we had 2 full moons and the last one was the “Blue Moon”…..

Nature and Photoshop do Wonders!

Posted in 2015 with tags , , on May 29, 2015 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE


Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell has claimed.

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2015 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE



Edgar Mitchell was the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14


Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as ‘little people who look strange to us.’

He said supposedly real-life ET’s were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.
Chillingly, he claimed our technology is ‘not nearly as sophisticated’ as theirs and “had they been hostile”, he warned ‘we would be been gone by now’.

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes following their 1971 mission.

‘I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real,’ Dr Mitchell said.

‘It’s been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it’s leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it.

‘I’ve been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes – we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it’s been happening quite a bit.’

Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics claimed Roswell was real and similar alien visits continue to be investigated.

He told the astonished Kerrang! radio host Nick Margerrison: “This is really starting to open up. I think we’re headed for real disclosure and some serious organisations are moving in that direction.’

Mr Margerrison said: ‘I thought I’d stumbled on some sort of astronaut humour but he was absolutely serious that aliens are definitely out there and there’s no debating it.’

Officials from NASA, however, were quick to play the comments down.

In a statement, a spokesman said: “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe.

‘Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue.’


NASA, the US space agency, reveals the hidden side of the moon, invisible from Earth.

Posted in 2015, astronomy with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2015 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE


Images are unpublished. In a video on line this month, NASA, the US space agency, reveals the hidden side of the moon, invisible from Earth.

This video was computer generated from the readings of the spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The space agency then created a timelapse with Earth in the background.

Launched by NASA in 2009, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter probe mapping the entire face of our satellite.

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.

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Don’t Miss the Lunar Eclipse

Posted in 2014, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , on October 7, 2014 by THE BOLDCORSICANFLAME AND CAPITAINE FLAMME INTREPIDE

During the eclipse, the Moon will look like this

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, there will be a total lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in the Americas, Australia and most of Asia can see the full Moon turn red as it passes through the sunset-colored shadow of Earth: visibility map. The show begins at approximately 9:15 UT (2:15 a.m. PDT) when the Moon makes first contact with the core of Earth’s shadow. Totality, when the Moon is fully shadowed, begins at 10:25 UT (3:25 a.m. PDT) and lasts for nearly an hour. Resources: NASA video, animated eclipse, live webcast.

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