Hello, world!

Welcome to Flagstaff Altitudes at dblanchard.net/blog

My interests include photography, mountain biking, skiing, trail running, and weather. So that is what I will talk about.

For starters, here is a recent photograph taken mid-evening. Down low on the right is the planet Venus. High up near the top is Mars (reddish orange) next to the star Regulus (blue-white). The streak in the upper left is the still-classified USAF X-37B space plane. It looks a bit like a smaller version of NASA’s Shuttle.

Venus, Mars, Regulus, and USAF X-37B
Venus, Mars, Regulus, and USAF X-37B

Two of my favorite sites for getting information on satellite transits across the sky are SpaceWeather and Heavens-Above.