A friend of us likes
to travel to exotic places,
so he started from Romania
and worked in India, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan…
Today he lives and works in New Zealand,
close to the Antarctic Circle,
where he observes the southern sky.
he admired an interesting positioning
of the planets
and asked himself:
“Is this astronomy?
Or planetary geometry?”
-Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-

2011, MAY 15TH
-astro-photo-poem by Danut Ionescu
(from New Zealand)-

This morning
I could observe the preference of three planets
(Jupiter, Venus and Mercury)
for a right-angled triangle.
Under them
Mars was just a modest admirer…


Another friend of us likes
to watch solar (total, partial or annular) eclipses,
and for this he travelled even to
Siberia, China, the Pacific Ocean…
he started from Romania to Finland,
and inside the Arctic Circle,
during the Polar Day
(or the time of midnight sun),
when our star does not set for many weeks,
he saw that the sun’s brightness was disturbed
by the moon.
And he thought:
“Certainly, this is not fiction.
Just a superb contradiction!”
-Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-

2011, JUNE 1ST
-astro-photo-poem by Catalin Beldea
(from Lapland)-

On the International Children's Day,
in Santa’s Land,
something extraordinary happened:
the eclipse of midnight sun!


Design: Florin Stancu
© 2011 SARM
(Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy)