Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Quick Post: About Last Night...

AMAZING night! I sat out on deck enjoying the view of the Milky Way (plus a few bright meteors) from 2130 to 0115, when my eyes just couldn't stay open anymore. No telescope, not even binoculars--just me and my camp chair and a big insulated mug of tea, grokking the light fantastic. It's hard to describe the sight of the starry night at sea; think of the darkest night you've ever seen and make it darker, with so many dimmer stars visible that it seems difficult to pick out the brighter ones that form our constellations. Saturn was an amber beacon near the claws of the Scorpion and the star-clouds of Scutum and Sagittarius looked like actual CLOUDS in the sky!


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