Sunday 25 September 2011

The Night Sky

Another traitorous post about The Sky at Night, as it were!

Well, it is nature, it just doesn't breath, although sometimes it seems as alive and vivid as any furred or feathered beast upon the earth.

The skies at the moment are beautiful. A few nights ago I was walking home and 3 brilliant, brilliant meteors flashed across the sky in the space of ten minutes. September Perseids I think rather than the more famous August variety. Orion is rising late on. Auriga with the bright yellow white Capella, the star that in December will dominate the overhead. Gemini is rising, Jupiter the brightest thing in the sky at the moment apart from the moon.

There is always much to see and appreciate. Even without a telescope.

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