Wednesday, December 12, 2012

1528m 2012/12/12

1528m 2012/12/12 07:00–07:10 EST Foxmead E window 9 ne 10x50b

Another beautiful morning here, but the Moon was too low and too skinny (1% illuminated) to be visible against the horizon haze and clouds. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn were nicely aligned.

Today is the first of the "end-of-the-world" dates this month.

Temperature = –1.2°C

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1527m 2012/12/11

1527m 2012/12/11 07:00 EST Foxmead E window 9 ne

A beautiful conjunction of Venus and the waning crescent Moon, really close together, framed by Saturn to the right and Mercury to the left. The proximity between Venus and the Moon should make it really easy to spot Venus in the daylight sky later this morning.

Temperature = –12°C