A late, cold lunar eclipse

I am sure you have heard there will be a total lunar eclipse on the evening of the 20th and morning of the 21st. Unlike a total solar eclipse when a precise alignment causes the moon’s shadow to fall on the Earth, a lunar eclipse is a more common occurrence when...

2017 Solar Eclipse – one year later

One year ago BMP, mother nature and good friends came together for a celebration we will not forget. I have lost count of the number of times folks have told me that seeing the solar eclipse changed their lives – it certainly changed mine. Its an experience I...

Sunset, Milkyway, Mars and Meteor

Skies are amazing up here on Georgian Bay (off of Lake Huron in northern Ontario). A beautiful sunset last night on the water and some good photos of the sky using just an Olympus OMD-1 SLR and a tracking mount. The trail was from a lone Perseid meteor that flashed by...

See Mars in July

Be sure to go out and see Mars this month. It will be at opposition on July 27th. This means it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun and thus rises at dusk and sets at dawn. Oppositions occur about every two years but this one is special because at the...