Happy Solstice!

It’s a tooth-chattering 62 degrees in Hawaii this morning as the Sun reaches its lowest latitude of the year.

Yesterday was a wild one, beginning with a waterspout:
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and ending with a beautiful crescent moon near Jupiter.
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As I was looking at Jupiter and the Moon in the twilight, I noticed a satellite creeping between them, which was pretty impressive because it was still quite light out. As the satellite got higher in the sky, it brightened dramatically, probably as bright as Jupiter itself. It was stunning and I thought “Wow, an Iridium flare!” But when I got in and checked with Spaceweather’s satellite tracker, I found out I was even more lucky. It was the Hubble! Geektastic!

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