One Good Thing About Clear Cold Nights, There Always Will Be Stars.
It’s clear and cold out there, and the quarter moon won’t be rising until after midnight, Perfect conditions to check out the stars. The photo shows the eastern sky with the planet Jupiter being the brightest object. The two stars in the upper left are Castor and Pollux from the constellation Gemini. Aldebaran is to the right. Venus is brilliant in the west.
It’s hard to look up and not be awed by the vastness of the universe. I still remember the first time my dad took me out side, it was a cool and clear Summer night and showed me the Milky Way. I have been in love with the night sky ever since. Of course, when I got older I learned the constellations with my friends and spent hours watching the night sky. It really is more entertaining than a lot of the junk they show on television.. This is a link to a guide to the night sky and the planets you can see tonight. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury
So bundle up, it’s real not that cold, and check out the show.. And if you have young children take them along, it’s a gift that will last them a lifetime.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius