Saturday, December 31, 2011
Just wanting to say i made an error last week.
I am looking up to the heavens again.
For Christmas i got the stargazing calender from Stan Shadick. As i have been out of touch with the stars for a while it needs some practice to get into again, and like HTD says, we move so fast...
Anyway the evening star i look at every night, high in the Southern sky is Jupiter!
Venus,who i will search for tonight, is more to the West.
And as we are talking stars now, every morning when i visit the outhouse, which is open to the sky, right in front of me is Leo, my own constellation.
Now on January 3, according to Stan, there is Meteor shower to the left of Leo. i think. Stan says after midnight, below the handle of the Big Dipper, in Bootes.
The after midnight thing, i think is for Eastern Canadians.....so in the early morning i will just look for Bootes, which i will find by looking at Leo, going up towards the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) and from there following the handle (to the left) towards Bootes. Which i hope to recognize as such. Voila! falling stars called the Quadrantid meteor shower.