Friday, June 19, 2009

Cosmic pit stops ...

... are what the moon will appear to be making in the predawn hours this weekend.

The first stop occurred this morning, when the moon hovered near Venus and Mars. I wasn't up to see it. Sound asleep. Tomorrow morning will see the moon visiting the Pleiades star cluster, and the tour will end Sunday close to Mercury.

Supposedly, all you need to see these phenomena are clear skies and an unobstructed view of the low eastern horizon 45 minutes before dawn.

Well, our skies are clear and all I'd have to do is walk a couple of blocks to have an unobstructed view of the low eastern horizon. If I'm awake either tomorrow or Sunday morning, I'll do it.

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