Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Astronomy Lesson

Heavenly Show
Filed from "Owls Nest" near Tamassee, South Carolina.

Pandora, over at Siren's Song, is alerting us to a celestial event that will not occur again until the year 2016. In the pre-dawn sky, one can easily see all 5 planets that are visible without the use of telescopes or binoculars. Being interested in astronomy, I saw the show myself just after we arrived. What I appreciated most was the ease of viewing the usually-difficult-to-see planet Mercury. Pandora's site has the
easy to follow instructions for viewing this rare event, and she even guides you to a sky-chart to make it easier.