Tag Archives: John Wunderlin

Checking out the sky

When I borrow the Mineral Point Public Library’s telescope it is a 60-degree day with nighttime lows in the cool, but manageable, 40s. When I actually use the telescope there is snow on the ground and it is 27 degrees. But … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Outdoors | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Don’t Miss the Northern Lights

The problem with the Northern Lights is you have to wake up in the middle of the night to see them – and if you’re sleeping you won’t know when to wake up. John Wunderlin has a solution for this … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Aurora from Mineral Point

In case you missed the Aurora from Friday night, here is a video I made. Each frame of the movie is a 30-second exposure with my Canon XSi camera. This was captured from my backyard and also from a darker … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dance of the Planets

For the next several nights, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury will be dancing at sunset. On some nights, they will form a very nice triangle low in the west. In order to view the alignment, you will need a clear western … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Outdoors | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chance For Northern Lights This Week

The dark skies of Mineral Point are a great place to experience the northern lights.   Northern lights, also called aurora borealis, originate from sunspots.   A solar flare will violently eject ionized particles from the surface of the sun and some of this material is … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Outdoors | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments