It was two years ago today …

Has it really been 2 years since I started this blog? I almost forgot that the TransientSky’s birthday is today, September 10.

The idea to do a blog had been in the back of my mind for quite awhile. It finally took the surprise activity of the September Perseids on the night of September 8/9, 2008 to push me to set it up.

Some fun facts about the past two years:

  • the Transient Sky was viewed over 336,000 times (162,000 times in the past year)
  • 446 posts were made (192 in the past year)
  • over 2147 comments were written (1004 in the past year)
  • the first post on 2008 Sept 10 was about the unexpected outburst of the September Perseids
  • the busiest day was 2010 August 12 when 4,663 people visited to read about this year’s Perseids meteor shower


  1. Salvador and Fred,

    Thanks for the words of support! And thanks for reading!

    I look forward to many more years of your observations.

    – Carl

    1. Hi Mike,

      Yes, in fact there is a comet that should be a bright binocular object in October and November. I will be posting a something new on this comet, 103P/Hartley 2, in the next few days.

      Next summer, Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) will be bright enough for small telescope or binocular observing. It may remain bright for almost a year.

      – Carl

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