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Star studded gayla!! gdg

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I have been watching the spectacular show of our solar system the last few nights on my way home from work..

The march sky right now is just as perfect as it gets to view 5 different plants.

Venus and Jupiter are the first to pop at sundown in the western sky.. they look like light houses ,, very bright and spectacular..

if you look very closely near the bottom of the wester horizon just at dark,, you can see mercury. mercury is very fain,, but a pair ofstandard binocs will let you see it well... wontlastmuch longer tough..

Saturn come out just a bit later in the evening. You can faintly see the rings with a backyard telescope...

You can easily see the moons of Jupiter with one of these neighbor watching devices...

Mars is also very visible right now also... all night long
It was the brightest on my birthday.. march 3rd. The brightest it will be for a 2 year period of time.

Watch later this month in the western sky,, as the very fine sliver of wax moon will be directly below venus and Jupiter. around march 23 or 24th.. It will be beautiful!! especially if you can get above timberline...

Its a pretty crazy star watchin time right now!!

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Add this to the show. Click in your location on the link and it will tell you where to look and at what time you can watch the space station do a fly by if it goes through your neighborhood. It's very accurate. If it says 30 degrees,look 30 degrees up from the horizon or what ever angle it will be right at the time on the chart for your area and look in the direction it says. It was really cool when the shuttle would separate from the station. You could see both,like two shooting stars together go across the sky.

That Nasa link is really cool, and very accurate!
When Nasa was flyin the shuttle, you could really see it well when the shuttle and space station docked...

had the neighbor kids out one night watchin it.. Sometimes the vewing timescan be quite long as it passes overhead..


Our company got to build a part for NASA's new J2X rocket engine that is testing now. Before those guys came around our shop I only occasionally watched the sky. Working with them has given us front row seats to see quite a bit of what NASA does. Very interesting, and exciting things to see. Their enthusiasm is contagious so I follow that stuff more closely now. Now I look up more often.
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