Entries tagged "night sky"
A couple of nights ago I went on a solo night natural navigation exercise, in a patch of woods I haven't explored before. As it was Halloween I thought I would add a question into the mix for fun:
Did I get frightened at any point and if so, when and why?
I walked for approximately two miles through occasionally dense woodland, a mixture of alternating beech and yew mainly.
The navigation itself was fairly straightforward, despite the heavy cloud cover and lack of moon or stars.
At the start of the walk I could…
I quickly reached for my camera when I saw these objects in the sky. The picture was taken without a tripod and so they are a little blurred, but it is still just possible to make out the lights. A few seconds later the sky looked completely different and this could lead to suspicions that something unusual was going on, perhaps even stir suspicions of UFOs. The true explanation is very straightforward.The bright light to the left of the picture is an aircraft turning towards the camera with its landing lights on. The bright light near the top of the…
I gave a lecture at the Clothworker's Hall in the City last night. I think it went well, no rotten fruit or vegetables came my way at least. It did mean a night in a hotel and the need to fill some time in the usual Alan Partridge style. It was at the hotel that I read the cover story in this month's National Geographic about light pollution. All stargazers are aware of the problem and I thought that this was a story that had been done pretty thoroughly, but the NG approach was fresh and made for…