Sunday, December 23, 2007

moon and mars...


It's raining here now, so I don't know if I'll get to see this one...

from SpaceWeather.com:

Please do not miss this: After sunset on Sunday, Dec. 23rd, the full Moon and Mars will rise in the east less than 2o apart. So close together, the two brightest objects in the evening sky look absolutely dynamite. The display will be visible all night long, even from brightly lit cities, and requires no telescope to enjoy.

3 comments:

kateri said...

I am watching it right now. It is spectacular! And the clouds are blowing by, so fast, playing peek-a-boo, revealing and hiding the big bright moon. I stood on my porch and watched with my hand on my chest...it is breathtaking!

Cindy said...

Me too! ;-).
Mars is retrograde and both are in Cancer...almost exactly how they were when I was born, so it's interesting for me to try to see it as it might have been then. I'll try to post pictures when I can.

tangled stitch said...

Raining here too. Merry Christmas.