The four planets that are easiest to see in the sky are Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. In the past month, Venus swept past Jupiter visible in the morning sky, and Mars crept past Saturn viewable in the evening sky. Right now, I am staying with friends in Southern California in a beautiful house with… Continue reading Go Long!
The Dog Days of Summer are just about over—at least unofficially. What are officially over (at 6:01 pm CDT this evening) are the lazy, loungy, fixed-fire days of Leo. The term “Dog Days” come from an association with the rising of Sirius within the Canis Major (“big dog”) constellation. Had a different person been looking… Continue reading Dogs and Cats