Sun spots

Right now there’s a giant sun spot crossing the sun. How big? Eight times the size of the Earth!

I’ve still got the eclipse glasses I bought in 2012 so I thought I’d check it out – we were able to see it without any magnification!

For All Mankind

Imagine if the Russians had beaten the Americans to land on the Moon.

Imagine if the Space Race never ended.

For All Mankind is one of the lead new shows on Apple TV+ and explores this idea. It starts in June 1969 with the Russians landing a cosmonaut first on the Moon, and then proceeds with how things might have player out from there. The pilot episode was great, captured the period well and has a bit of a “Mad Men” feel to it. The ending had me on the edge of my seat and guessing how far they would change the timeline.

It blends historic figures with new characters and they’ve done their homework. Episode 3 will see the Mercury 13 getting the attention they deserve. Can’t wait!