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Middle Ages [it's all mine now?]

I was bought up in a small township in Eltham (Leslie Townsend Hope's also) in South London, now live in The-Garden-of-Kent aerial during the fifties Elvis was beginning to make a noise and ....in contempt of court

Monday, February 23, 2004

Toronto Star notes that we are about to get a chance to see an astronomical very bright object in the pairing of Venus and the Moon's partial shadow tomorrow night in the early hours of the evening..

Beautiful pairing of moon and Venus tomorrow


If the sky is clear tomorrow evening around 6:30 or 7 p.m., look to the west to see the night sky's two most brilliant objects — the moon and Venus — making a rare pairing.

The duo will be three degrees apart, which is about the width of a loonie held at arm's length.

Close encounters of the moon and a planet, or of planets with each other, are known as conjunctions. When a conjunction involves the two most luminous celestial objects, as it does here, it can be a striking sight.

This is a case in which reality far exceeds the description. The moon and a planet near each other sounds a bit dull, but I urge you to just take a look.

It really can be a beautiful sight, with the thin crescent moon set off by the diamond-white brilliance of nearby Venus

..Because I totally Missed it I put this here sort of? ...


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