Monday, October 27, 2014

shared Mercury (Etobicoke)

Damp but clear. Jupiter was very bright in Leo. Beautiful Orion and Canis Major were well up.

Spotted Mercury! Yes! Initially tagged it, on the walk, between buildings. Verified with Astrolabe.

A woman, also waiting at the bus stop, seeing me looking up and checking my iPod, asked if I was using "the" astronomy app. A friend of hers had showed her something recently. I suspected she had seen SkySafari. Simply, I replied yes.

She asked if she was seeing the Belt of Orion. You bet. I pointed out Jupiter and Mercury. She enjoyed that.

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