Friday, December 24, 2010

Total eclipse summer solstice

Today the full moon will rise fully eclipsed. In two hours it will come over the hill and it will start to leave earth's umbra at the same time. I am watching the sunset right now -- the sun disappeared behind clouds on the western horizon -- and the sky is free behind me, towards the east, wunderbar.

OK, the moon appeared, emerged dramatically between the trees and clouds, still 80 per cent eclipsed, the dark side being dark rusty red-brown and the lit side bright white -- awesome.

Wednesday 22nd of December 2010
Brilliant sunshine. I finalised the 2012 astronomical pocket diary for the iphone (english and german) and had a sunbath in the early afternoon. The sea is azure blue, cloudless sky. My trousers are on the line, i had to re-wash them because they stank after my first washing attempt -- some one added his extremely smelly clothing in my wash bucket, and it had soaked two days. There is free water in abundance, so i gave it 5 rinses. The acme wringer came in handy.

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Kiwistan, anchored in serenity bay

Amazing fact of the day.
In Denmark the "24/7 no-ads (!) childrens TV channel" shows someone sleeping and tossing and turning from 9pm onwards -- children get the message.

Dec 5th or so
Went to the hot springs, went snorkeling, summer relaxing. Watched the intl spacestation zoom overhead and some amazing sunsets (see picture link ).

On the tenth of December the french iPhone version of my Astronomical Pocket Diary 2010+2011, L'Agenda Astronomique, became available for sale online in the apple App Store.

Dec 14th or so
Wikileaks' revelations about the crimes of the empire and its constant lies and deceptions are not being publicised by our democracy watchdog, the media (TV, Radio, Print). They are all corporate owned and are the mouthpieces of the elites, who know that wikileaks' is uncovering the huge nefarious corruption of capitalism. My friend Mike watches the news every day, but wasn't able to name one revelation, like illegal cluster bombs allowed in UK,

Thought of the day.
All the world could be full of love (like hobbit Tom Bombadil), if it wasn't for business and profiteering, unregulated by the people's communities.

Went on a small sailing trip, pete makes the best donuts, and the mussles were tasty too. We are anchored in a small bay, diving for lobsters, nobody else around.

I managed to make 3 foto gallerie webpages. One "recent New Zealand" and two from my trip to Lithuania back in June, including a "Devil's Museum" page that show the awesome exhibits of devils, satans, demons, beelzebubs, fiends and mephistos in Kaunas.

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