Friday, April 21, 2006

Curses, Foiled Again

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No sky watching from my little spot on the Blue Marble tonight. Clouds cover the entire sky. I was hoping to see the annual Lyrid meteor shower which should reach its peak activity late Friday night (tonight) and early Saturday morning when a maximum of 10-20 "shooting stars" may appear.

Here's a picture I found of the Lyrid via the AOL Skywatcher Alert:

I was hoping to be catch some shooting stars in my telescope. All the trees do block a lot of the horizon but I usually have a good chunk of sky to gaze on. My oldest daughter, Jennifer, got me a set of binoculars a couple of years ago (she gives the BEST Christmas gifts) and I've been hooked since. Now I have a Celestron FirstScope 114 EQ Short Newtonian Reflector telescope and the first night I set it up, I saw 4 of Jupitor's moon's.

Am looking forward to those warm summer nights out on the deck gazing at the stars.

3 comments:

  1. Joanie12:58 PM

    Hi Suz, How are you today? H&K

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  2. J

    It is cold and yucky. There is a hard cold bite in the air and it feels like January, not April.
    How is it down in LA land? I bet you have sun (laughing)
    h/k

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  3. Joanie6:42 PM

    Suz, it's been a yucky day down here too. Like you said, there's a hard cold bite in the air. No sun, just chilling cold. Lo and I cancelled plans to go to the Temple Bar. I am just freezing and have the heat on high. H&K

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