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Donald Trump’s Math Isn’t That Good — BUT, I Guess We Already Knew That.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Genuine Trump tweet from June 10, 2019. Go check.


Took me a second to realize what he was TRYING to say.

I first thought it was some arcane New York thing.

24/7/365.

Then I had to laugh.

Oh, Dear, Dear, Dear.

YOU know why this is wrong … right? Please tell me YOU KNOW.

This is scary.

Last week it was the Moon being a part of Mars. Today, this. I do worry.


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Venus – Jupiter Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Early Mornings, Mid-January 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Base sky map, AS ALWAYS, from neave.com/planetarium/.


I think it will just about clear the tree line. This is just after 6am. Sunrise is not until ~7:15am. So, plenty of time.

Not for I. I will still be in bed. But, wanted to make sure that you early risers knew of this. Enjoy. Let me know what it was like.


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A Brilliant Mars – Moon Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Saturday, June 30, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Base sky map, AS ALWAYS, from neave.com/planetarium/.


The Moon does not rise above our trees till around 11:30pm. So, you have to wait for that. Gets better later it gets. Really cool around 1am.

You will still be able to see Mars and the Moon tomorrow (Sunday) and for a couple of days further. But, the Moon will NOT be as fool.

Mars is at a 15-year CLOSENESS, i.e., it hasn’t been this close to Earth in 15-years. So, it is unusually BIG.

Try and catch it. It will be worth it.


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Mars Made Its Closest Approach To Earth In Over 60,000 Years, This Day 14-Years Ago; August 27, 2003.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars#Closest_approaches




I think I remember this. 2003 was a busy year.

Wow, closest in 60,000 years. No that is NOT a typo. That is real. Pretty amazing. There have been quite few Internet HOAXES about close approaches of Mars since then — but they are what they are, hoaxes and nothing else.


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Percival Lowell, The ORIGINAL ‘Mr. Planet X’ & Pluto’s Godfather Was Born Today, 162-Years Ago; March 13, 1855.

by Anura Guruge


The Lowell Observatory, in Flagstaff, Arizona, from which Pluto was discovered was founded by Percival 14-years ahead of the discovery.

He was the original ‘Mr. Planet X‘ who was convinced that there was a 9th planet beyond Neptune.

He also believed that there had been Martians that dug an extensive network of canals on Mars — the Martian Canals!


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As with the discoveries of Pluto and Uranus I talk about Percival Lowell, at length in my 2011 paperback & e-book Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets (which is definitely worth looking at (even if I say so myself)). 



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Map of the Martian canals.

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Moon – Venus – Mars Triangle Over New Hampshire, Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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Weather permitting this should be quite the conjunction — best seen around 7pm.

The moon is set to set around 8:20pm and more than likely the trees will start getting in the way around 7:30pm.


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Compelling Moon, Venus & Mars Conjunction Over New Hampshire, January 3, 2017.

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Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire -- handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.

Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire — handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.


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January 3, 2017.

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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


Venus is the BRIGHT and bigger orb — at the bottom.

Mars is smaller and fainter — and at the top.

The ‘bigger’ light blue orb is Uranus — which is NOT naked eye visible. OK? So you will only see Venus, Mars and the Moon.


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