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NASA photos of a snowed-in America Feb 2011

It’s Snow Across America!

If you haven’t yet viewed NASA’s satellite photos of a snowed-in America click to marvel!

Apparently here in Georgia we may be getting a few more snowflakes mixed with the rain we’re experiencing today but so far, no flake has fallen to my knowledge. But there is this…

Image: drawing, Snowy Path (here, in color) from my Secret Moon Art collection of Botanical, Children’s, Fairy, Cosmic, and Moon illustrations.

Many of my drawings may be found decorating merchandise in the Jude Cowell Art Shop for your 24/7 art browsing pleasure!

Written by Jude Cowell

February 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Britain covered with snow – satellite pic

This must be seen to be appreciated: a NASA photo of a completely snow-covered Britain.


Unless both of you reading this are tucked underneath…this major snow event might not be so Wow then…

Written by Jude Cowell

January 21, 2010 at 3:21 am

So there’s water on the Moon…

Once I knew someone with water on the knee but this is different…

NPR BREAKING NEWS from NASA: Water Found In Moon Crater

NASA says a probe that purposely slammed into a crater on the moon has turned up evidence of water. Over the last decade, scientists have found some hints of underground ice on the moon’s poles, but this is the best evidence yet. #

If you’re thirsty, you may wish to read more at NPR.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Lunar Impact debris plume photos

Space Weather News for Oct 17, 2009

LUNAR IMPACT PLUME: NASA has just released pictures of infrared flashes and a visible plume of debris produced by a Centaur booster rocket hitting the Moon on Oct 9th. The images confirm that the LCROSS experiment was a success despite the fact that the impacts were visually unimpressive from Earth.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for images of the plume and commentary from mission scientists.

Written by Jude Cowell

October 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Update on NASA’s LCROSS-Moon impact 10/9/09

Space Weather News for Oct. 8, 2009

LUNAR IMPACT UPDATE: NASA’s LCROSS spacecraft and its Centaur booster rocket are on course for a Friday morning impact in crater Cabeus near the Moon’s south pole.

The Centaur will strike first on Oct 9th at 11:31:19 UT (7:31:19 EDT, 4:31:19 PDT), followed by the LCROSS mothership at 11:35:45 UTC (7:35:45 EDT, 4:35:45). The spectacular double-impact, designed to excavate water frozen in the crater’s shadowy depths, will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

Amateur astronomers with 10-inch class backyard telescopes may be able to see debris billowing over the crater’s rim. This is a big event!

Visit SpaceWeather.com for observing tips and full coverage. #

And here is your NASA TV hook up with schedules of live events, etc.

Taking an astrological peek at tomorrow morning’s Moon position @ 20/21 Gem, conjunct US natal Mars which apparently reflects (Moon) America’s energy and initiative (Mars), we see that the ongoing opposition between Saturn and Uranus forms a T-square pattern with the early morning Moon in a Mutable sign (Gemini, sign of Communications – very appropriate for NASA TV’s live coverage.)

Moon in a Mutable T-SQ indicates Luna in a defensive position! This Luna is highly charged with security its prime interest – this ‘touchy’ Moon is about to be touched, or I should say ‘assaulted’ by NASA, and placed in the public eye as this T-SQ also indicates.

Misunderstood impressions from the past are sure to be reprogrammed during the T-Square which will be in effect for the Oct 9, 2009 impact adventure, and one assumes that whether water is found on the Moon or not, new knowledge will be gained from the assault on our one and only Luna.

NASA’s LCROSS and Centaur to impact Moon 10/9/09

Space Weather News for Oct 6, 2009

LUNAR IMPACT: This Friday morning, Oct 9th, at approximately 4:30 am PDT, NASA’s LCROSS spacecraft and its Centaur booster rocket will plunge one after another into a shadowed crater near the Moon’s south pole. The spectacular double-impact will be shown live on NASA TV from the point of view of the LCROSS spacecraft.

Meanwhile, impact debris plumes emerging from the crater may be visible through backyard telescopes. North American sky watchers west of the Mississippi river are favored with darkness and good views of the Moon at the time of impact.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for observing tips and full coverage.

Written by Jude Cowell

October 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Atlantis set to go 2:01 pm edt 5/11/09

Set for launch at 2:01 pm edt from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the space shuttle Atlantis will be on its way to repair the Hubble Telescope and hopefully extend the Hubble’s photographic life for 5 years or longer.

The launch chart is available for viewing, if you’re interested, and I’ve included a few brief notes, details, and some of my frettings, too.

Today’s Atlantis launch has these ‘Images for Integration’ for the Sun Taurus-Moon Sagittarius, an apt Earth-Fire pair of energies indicating magnetic instability, hard work, inspiration, and practicality.

This is the “grounded but high-flying; gambler/banker” blend, say the Harveys who wrote the excellent book, ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign.’

‘A monk builds a cathedral whilst contemplating the infinite reaches of the universe…The prodigal son returns home…Brahm’s Violin Concerto…Balzac’s ‘La Comedie Humaine.’

This Sun-Moon blend performs ‘endless inquiries’ and is shared by Honore Balzac who said,

“There is no such thing as a great talent without a great will-power.”

Seems to me that perhaps the ‘cathedral’ as mentioned is the Hubble!

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