Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jodrell Bank

  Suddenly it all came back to me: How standing in its shadow for the first time, All those years before, had been frightening. I remembered looking up at it, stunned, Shielding my eyes from the Sun With a shaking … Continue reading

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Eruption

    The image, taken by our faithful solar sentinel, SDO, Made even the most ignorant-about-the-universe gasp: A great ragged arch of fire leaping off the surface of the Sun; A jagged splash of cherry-red rising from Sol’s perfectly curved … Continue reading

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Conjunction

  For weeks I watched them drift towards each other, Approaching shyly, slyly; two would-be lovers From a Jane Austen dance, casting furtive glances Across the ballroom of the golden twilight, Eyes for no-one else as nightfall drew near. Venus … Continue reading

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