The 2nd quarter issue of Astropoetry to the International Year of Astronomy has just been released.
It includes many photographs, artworks and poetry related to all aspects of astronomy.
Alastair McBeath (UK Vice-President of the International Meteor Organization) reports
April 4 brought another widely-seen fireball to the British Isles,Ion(ut) Moraru contributes HEAVENLY PARTY
around 23:32 UT, the magnitude -8/-10 object probably moving roughly south to north over western Wales or the seas nearby. ... May 11 produced a magnitude -9 fireball at 21:35 UT or so ... Being up all the short night in June has much to recommend it (though not the unexpectedly late, patchy frost on June 17/18...), particularly when the crescent Moon starts or ends the night, and still more so when the Moon slips by a planet or two, like the brilliant Venus and the binocular-bright Mars on June 19.
The Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades
thought to make a party:
The Moon turned off the light on her surface,
Mercury turned to the Sun,
and the Pleiades exploded:
At about 12 o’clock,
my boss asked me again what happened with me.
I tried to show him the reason, but he could find only the Moon.
It was enough:
he didn’t note me as an absent at the job office.
on one of the moons
After the fury of the tsunami subsided,
We saw the Moon was gone,
Wrenched out of its orbit and flung
Across the sky, to become
Just another minor planet.
Andrei Dorian Gheorghe in LIMITS writes
Using a lunette,
Galileo showed that
the sky of the fixed stars
is not a stellar limit.
Discovering the planet Uranus,
Herschel showed that
the planet Saturn
is not a planetary limit.
We still have to discover that
love and passion
are not human limits.
Pluto remains number nine
in primary schools where
teachers must use manuals
updated time to time.
change their minds...
.. angry with the stars.
They are such liars.
Appearing to be there, when in reality,
They may have gone millennia ago.
This has even more photographs of the Milky Way, The Moon-Venus Conjugation, sunsets and many other astronomical phenomena captured amid magnificent scenery.