A bird having breakfast



Possibly a barbet, perched to have wild berries off this tree. Bird has a high pitched repetitive call.


Supermoon at Goa, India

Super moon spotted from Junta house, Panjim , Goa.

So, today, they said was the Big day. The end of the world. The last day. The Tsunami already had created the initial furore. So, what did happen today? Nothing different. The moon was just a few kms nearer to our earth. And it looked splendid. You can click on the thumbnails to see a larger picture.

A chance visit to the Association of Friends of Astronomy, who meet up every evening at Junta House, allowed me a peek into the telescopes. Took a picture. Saw the Moon up close. Suyash and Anmol, who were a part of the society were rather helpful and showed to me the various stars and helped identify the craters of the moon.

The place was crowded today with lots of visitors, but It’s worth a visit, again!

And the Supermoon? Only one regret is that I should have taken pictures of it when it was still closer to the horizon around dusk. That’s when it visually appears the largest size.

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