Sunday, March 04, 2012
night sky: you gotta see this
We had a crazy day today, which left me with no time for exercise. But I was all keyed up at 9:30, so we went for a night-time walk. I love to walk at night. While we were walking, there were two bright lights in the western sky-- so bright that we couldn't figure out if they were satellites catching the last of the sunset, or planes coming in from Seattle, or what. So when I got home, I went to this site, and discovered that Jupiter and Venus are, ahem, in conjunction this month (sounds like I know what I'm talking about, doesn't it? but I don't, that came straight off that website), and they are both at their brightest in quite awhile. The show last all month. If you catch it right after sunset (which we didn't), you can see Mercury just before it sets, too. And to top it all off, Mars will be rising in the East. (It was too cloudy in the East to see that one, though.) Check it out, it's worth a look.