Just the Facts

picture compliments of CartoonStock.com This past Saturday I spent the day at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference (SCBWI) honing my writing skills and pitching my second book. (A young adult novel called “Spirit...

Star Light, Star Bright

picture compliments of EarthSky.org Tonight: If you have binoculars check out the “earthshine” the darkened, shadowy side of the crescent moon. The hazy glow is actually caused by light reflected from the earth. (Good to know our bright city lights are...

Northern Lights Tracker-Russia

picture compliments of Rolf Hicker   The sun has a heartbeat and it pulses strongly every eleven years. Since 2013-20124 are considered to be the window for the next “big-beat” consider the extrodinary aurora activity this year just as heavy...

Northern Lights Tracker-Michigan

Picture courtesy of Google Images Geomagnetic storms are caused by the solar wind (a stream of high energy, high temperature particles that move so fast they can escape the sun’s gravitational pull) This pulse of electrons and protons interacts with the...

Northern Lights Tracker-Alaska

picture courtesy of Google Images The Cree Indians called the painted sky the “Dance of the Spirits”. Some North American Inuit intrepret the weaving ribbons as football players and claim the spirts of the dead are playing ball with the head of a walrus....