Friday, January 09, 2015

lined up (Etobicoke)

Spotted a row on the walk to work. Gibbous Moon on the left, faint Regulus in the middle, a bit higher up, and bright Jupiter on the right. I thought it interesting that it was a nearly straight horizontal line.  Nearly equidistant.

Curious they were nearly horizontal for me. I wondered if the Moon was well below the ecliptic. Then I considered that Jupiter could be above too. Two effects at the same time. [ed: Confirmed!]

Suddenly, it occurred to me that Saturn should be up. I found the yellowy point nearly straight overhead. I thought that the ringed planet. [ed: Nope. Probably Arcturus. Saturn was off in the south-east.]

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