Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful night skies

Fall is a great time to star-gaze. The nights are not too cold, and the skies are clear. With a new moon and waxing crescent this weekend, the skies are dark and the Milky Way is visible here in the country. Cassiopeia's throne is currently on its side in the eastern sky. In the mornings on the way to the barn, Cassiopeia is situated over the barn with the Big Dipper more easterly. I have enjoyed seeing Orion in the southern sky early before the sun rises. He's fighting off Taurus with his dog Sirius at his feet. Soon he'll be out in the evenings. Of course, it will be a bit colder then! So I'll enjoy the constellations now.

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