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Saturday, July 14, 2012




Washington Street.

* I'm always on the lookout for Saturn, ever since that day.

A trio of planets and the crescent moon are poised to put on a dazzling pre-dawn sky show on Sunday (July 15), but if cloudy weather blocks your view, don't fret. You'll be able to watch the celestial sight online, too.
The online night sky observing website Slooh Space Camera will provide live views of the moon and bright planets Venus and Jupiter from one telescope on Sunday, with another instrument showing the ringed planet Saturn. (Space.com)

* Solar Blast Hits Earth; Geomagnetic Storm Begins.



Posted by Marie at July 14, 2012 11:41 PM


The first time I saw the rings of Saturn through my little telescope was early in the morning. I observed it right through sunrise. Quite amazing.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at July 15, 2012 8:41 AM

That sounds wonderful. I would love to see that, Rob.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at July 15, 2012 10:08 PM

As it happens, I try to keep an eye on the planets, too. I remember one time, probably the late winter/early spring of 1975, when there was a lineup of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in the early morning sky. Maybe Mercury too -- have only seen that a couple times, though -- once from my residence hall in Normal.

Saturn's had a nice run all through the spring and summer -- visible near Spica, the main star in Virgo. I've only seen its rings through a telescope, though.

Posted by: Dan Author Profile Page at July 20, 2012 2:10 AM

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