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Winter Stars [Nov. 13th, 2017|09:12 am]
Tony Grist
I was up at 2.00 and could see stars through the window- and a hollowed out moon low down in the sky like a child's painting of a boat. We haven't had many clear skies this winter so I threw a coat over my pyjamas and went out onto the front lawn to take a better look. Orion was striding south with Sirius below him down among the trees; I saw a meteor shoot across his lower body. The Pleiades were high overhead- so tiny in their sphere of pale light,  so needle sharp; they make me think of the insides of a watch. 

[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-11-13 11:01 am (UTC)

I was too late for the stars, too late for meteors this morning. But I did catch the sunrise.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-11-13 11:33 am (UTC)
For me the very best thing about winter is having Orion in the night sky.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-11-13 03:20 pm (UTC)
You must have little or no light contamination where you live. Seeing the night sky like that is so rare and lovely.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-11-13 03:37 pm (UTC)
Last night was exceptionally clear. We're in quite a highly populated area, with major roads- and there's a fair amount of light pollution.
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