February 27th, 2009

On a ship that sailed the moon


This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier. (Except that of course you can't have a *final* frontier, because there'd be nothing for it to be a frontier *to*, but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate...) Terry Pratchett

Tonight, there will be a very pretty sky if the clouds stay away.MWNN has just called me to see the Moon and Venus. They are at their closest for years and both are already visible as the sun is setting. Venus and the moon will be visible beside each other from around sunset for about three hours.

Also on view will be Comet Lulin which appears in binoculars to have two tails. It will be close to the planet Saturn in the eastern sky.