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Tonight’s Starry, Starry Night Sky, Above My Head, During My 11pm 1-Mile Night Walk.

by Anura Guruge

I am relatively lucky in that light pollution, ‘up here’, in the sticks, isn’t too, too bad.

Tonight was cloudless, moonless & the temp. in the mid-50s (F). Dark black sky. Ideal for the stars to shine.

It was mesmerizing. I just love to just look up, stare & wonder. It is amazing.

Took this with my Google Pixel 4 — using its ‘Night Sight‘. To be honest, I expected it to capture more stars. I tried twice. This was it. This, however, does NOT do justice to what I was able to behold.

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by Anura Guruge

Shooting Stars Over New Hampshire The Next Few ‘Nights’. Very Active Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking December 13 – 14, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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>>Dec. 13, 2012.

Bright ‘stars’ over N.H. — Dec. 5, 2013.
>> Comet Lovejoy — Dec. 6, 2013.
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including possible one, soon, from Comet ISON.

Where to look for the Geminids — over New Hampshire.

Jupiter is right there to help you.

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NASA created orbital map of 39 Geminid 2013 major shooting stars
seen over the last few days.

Earth is the small blue dot at 1 o’clock.
The bigger yellow blob is the Sun.

All the debris, left behind by the asteroid,
is, of course, following the asteroid’s
orbital path around the Sun.


The Bright ‘Stars’, Actually Planets, Over New Hampshire, December 2013 — Venus To Begin With, Then Jupiter.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Underlying ‘star’ charts extracted from neave.com/planetarium/


Early on in the ‘evening’ close to the Moon, in the Southwest, is Venus
— very big and bright.

Two days ago we had the perfect ‘Moon trying to eat Venus’ conjunction
(the ‘crescent and star‘ symbol that appears on Islamic flags).

Later on at night, STARTING in the East,
it is Jupiter.

But, as we spin around, everything in the night sky moves from East to West.

So during the night Jupiter will swing from East to West —
as the two images above show.

Every night around 10:45, before starting my 3rd shift, I take the dogs out.

In the Winter I always look up, towards the East, to see Jupiter.

During the Winter, night-by-night, Jupiter will be, at the same time, say 10:45, further West.

That is because we are all going around the Sun …

Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are up there too — BUT, not naked eye visible. OK?

‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (For The Elderly & Beautiful): A Must Watch Movie From Britain With Some Great Indian Talent & Humor.


Anura Guruge


We have only watched 1/2 of it, but it is beyond good.

It was another free, HBO preview weekend on DISH and I recorded a bunch of movies (space limitations on our already packed DVRs the only limitation). As soon as I saw the title, never mind the description, I knew I had to record it.

It is funny and poignant at the same time.

Lots of familiar (and famous) faces.

A bit bummed that the movie and review sites don’t give due credit to the Indian STARS. They are as good as the famous Brits.

Key among them is Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire‘. Deanna, to her credit, spotted him right away. I didn’t. All brown folks look the same to me (and Deanna even chastizes me that I can’t even tell blondes apart).

Great movie. If you haven’t seen it make a point of watching it.

[Street cricket scene. The wickets were too close together. And the strokes weren’t that great. But, that is movie license.]

Kind of funny, there was another ‘Indian’ movie with a similar name, i.e., ‘Marigold‘ a few years back. We saw that too. That was good too.