The Bright ‘Stars’, Actually Planets, Over New Hampshire, December 2013 — Venus To Begin With, Then Jupiter.
…by Anura Guruge
Click images to ENLARGE.
Underlying ‘star’ charts extracted from neave.com/planetarium/
Early on in the ‘evening’ close to the Moon, in the Southwest, is Venus
— very big and bright.
Two days ago we had the perfect ‘Moon trying to eat Venus’ conjunction
(the ‘crescent and star‘ symbol that appears on Islamic flags).
Later on at night, STARTING in the East,
it is Jupiter.
But, as we spin around, everything in the night sky moves from East to West.
So during the night Jupiter will swing from East to West —
as the two images above show.
Every night around 10:45, before starting my 3rd shift, I take the dogs out.
In the Winter I always look up, towards the East, to see Jupiter.
During the Winter, night-by-night, Jupiter will be, at the same time, say 10:45, further West.
That is because we are all going around the Sun …
Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are up there too — BUT, not naked eye visible. OK?
Comet ISON Still Has One Surprise Left! A Ghostly Goodbye In Mid-January 2014. A Comet ISON Meteor Shower. The Last Hurrah.
…by Anura Guruge
Just because it went POOF doesn’t mean it didn’t leave its mark.
It left millions and millions of miles of dust and debris in its wake
— along the path it followed towards its fateful
tryst with the Sun.
That it had a 20 – 30% chance of going POOF was always on the cards.
I had covered it, in my 5 possible perihelion scenarios,
in all my ISON books.
We also knew that the Earth would cross Comet ISON’s INBOUND trail in mid-January 2014.
That will still happen.
That should produce a meteor shower of some form.
That is a given. Laws of physics.
We will cut across the dust and debris it left behind.
Nearly all meteor showers have to do with Earth crossing the debris trail left behind by a comet.
We have talked about that before. So this is NOT magic.
I will, of course, keep you appraised as we get closer and closer.