Sunrise at Harkers Island

I was hoping to capture the comet Swan in the very early dawn (comet C/2020 F8). This comet was only recently discovered at the end of March and it has been putting on an incredible show for people in the southern hemisphere. For us, in the northern hemisphere it is visible in the southeast, just above the horizon for only about an hour or so … Continue reading Sunrise at Harkers Island

Easter Weekend

It doesn’t feel like Easter weekend with the “Stay at Home” in effect.  I am used to celebrating the Sacred Triduum and the Mystery of Faith. Personally, watching Mass online or on the television isn’t the same.  On Friday (Good Friday), the weather forecast was calling for winds out of the northwest, which brings cool crisp air to the south, a perfect time to practice … Continue reading Easter Weekend

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

I am a member of the Crystal Coast Star Gazers .  The Crystal Coast Star Gazers club is working with the National Park office for the  Cape Lookout National Seashore  to designate Cape Lookout as a dark sky site.  I had the opportunity to camp over night at the Cape Lookout National Seashore to view the Milky Way in the morning sky. So when is … Continue reading Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Last sunrise of the decade

  On Tuesday 31 of December 2019, I went to Fort Macon on Bogus Banks (near Atlantic Beach, NC) to watch the last sunrise of the decade. I used the Nikon D7100 Camera with Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm |4.5-5.6 G E D zoom lens. The following are photography of the sunrise in Beaufort Inlet with Cape Lookout in the background. For New Year Eve … Continue reading Last sunrise of the decade

Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park is a North Carolina State Park in Carteret County, North Carolina, U.S.A. It is located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach.  The State Park was  opened in 1936.  Fort Macon State Park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. On … Continue reading Fort Macon

Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

The Full Moon in November is called the Beaver Moon, because of the Old Farmer’s Almanac state that is when the eponymous animals become active to prepare for winter. What is eponymous?  Eponym refers to a name being the source of terms for other things; such as, nations, tribes, places, animals, social nomenclature. For the sunrise pictures, I used my Nikon D7100 with the Nikon … Continue reading Beaver Moon and the Transit of Mercury

Southern Caribbean

Michele and I just completed a 12 nights Southern Caribbean Cruise with Royal Caribbean on the “Anthem of the Seas”.  The ship departed Cape Liberty (Bayonne, NJ) on 3rd of February and stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg St. Maarten, St. John’s Antigua, Castries St. Lucia, Bridgetown Barbados, and Basseterre St. Kitts.  I fell in love with St. Lucia and need to go back … Continue reading Southern Caribbean

Sunrise at Atlantic Beach and Sunset New Bern

On December 5th, ,I decided to drive to Atlantic Beach to capture the sunrise.  We were up early, because Michele had to drive to Raleigh.   She ping me around 08:30 AM stating that it took her close to 3 hours to get there (2 3/4 hours).  I was lucky, it didn’t take me that long to get to Atlantic Beach. The sunrise was at 07:01.  … Continue reading Sunrise at Atlantic Beach and Sunset New Bern