Starting yesterday and happening until around February 20th, 5 planets will be in alignment and visible to the naked eye in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. Here's EarthSky's information on this event.
|You'll have to get up a little earlier than today's morning shot at 6:27 a.m.|
I like certain quirks, especially of the celestial sort. In 1982 there was an alignment of the nine planets. I took my daughter Sarah to the beach, having heard we could lose gravity momentarily (remember The Jupiter Effect?). Of course, I didn't
This is a great article about the origins of the 'losing gravity' theory, as well as more information about the Jupiter Effect.
|Illustration from the Redlands Daily Facts (Jan 16, 1975)|
Our skies have been pretty clear in the early hours, so if you can get yourself out of your cozy bed, check it out.
Have an oh wonder! Wednesday. Do something watchfully.