Monday, March 03, 2014

lovely morning (Mississauga)

Mars was very bright as I turned toward Hurontario. Bright and intense. And very orange, above the flickering blue-white Spica. Almost vertical. About 3 degrees apart. As I turned toward Eglinton, I took in sandy Saturn. Much fainter, compared to the red planet. And as I cleared the neighbours houses, there was brilliant Venus. While waiting for the Rathburn bus, I tried to find Mercury. Astrolabe said it was 7 degrees above the horizon, almost exactly between the Sun and Venus, and magnitude -0.5. But wispy clouds were forming in the very cold morning skies. Maybe it was behind a tree or lamp post. No luck.

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