You go there when you want privacy. Lagrangian points are very cool. So why haven’t we ever explored them in the 44 years this column has run?
How can such an intangible thing as the fact of awareness, such as experiencing the smell of buttered corn, arise from the insentient atoms and molecules that fashion our bodies?
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15: There’s probably a supermassive black hole in the core of every galaxy. Ours has the weight of four million Suns.
Summer offers a profusion of ice-crystal phenomena.
A rainbow requires a sunshower. It must be raining. But the CZA can appear against a blue sky.
Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12: It’s all due to a backwards comet. All we need are mostly clear skies.
Want to see it for yourself? It’s easy, if you can get to a place with an unobstructed sweep of sky to the west, south and southeast, like the Walkway over the Hudson.
Friday night, July 27: That’s when the Sun, the Earth and the planet Mars form a straight line in space. Mars rises just as the Sun sets and it’s exceptionally brilliant. By coincidence, Friday night is also the July Full Moon.
Dewpoints in the 40s and 50s mean dry air, low 60s mean medium-dry air, high 60s and 70s indicate steamy conditions.
During the next three months, from now through September, Venus will visibly shift to the left. Each evening at nightfall, it will still hover at about the same height. But it will continually migrate south, or leftward, as it marches through the zodiac through Cancer, Leo, Virgo and into Libra.