Tuesday, December 2, 2008


To the cold December heaven
Came the pale Moon and the stars,
As the yellow Sun was sinking
Behind the purple bars.–
Charles Dawson Shanly, Canadian poet, 1811–75

Yes, December is cold and already snowy. We had 5 inches over the week-end and more predicted for Wednesday.

The Old Farmers' Almanac tells about this special event--

Sky Watch
The planets and
the Moon are putting on a show! For a few nights, brilliant Venus, bright Jupiter, and the crescent Moon blaze in a striking conjunction. They first formed their brilliant triangle last night, 15 degrees high, in the southwestern sky. The three celestial objectives will continue to stay close together as seen from Earth even though the planets are millions of miles away.

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