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... and another thing ... [Sep. 22nd, 2003|11:47 pm]
Peter Sheil
Mars is very bright tonight.

I just saw it whilst shutting the window as I was putting the tumble-dryer's exhaust pipe away. Most parts of London are polluted by too much light to see much in the heavens but Mars is bright enough at the moment to shine through the yellow glare of the sodium street lights. Mind you I have previously identified it only to discover that it was moving rather quickly and on a path close to the route of the aircraft on approach to Heathrow :) No, it's still there - must actually be Mars.


[User Picture]From: extra_pale
2003-09-22 07:15 pm (UTC)
About 2 weeks ago Mars was the closest to the earth that it has been in like a thousand years. I wish I had a telescope.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-23 01:25 am (UTC)
Yes, I heard about that but it was cloudy that nigght here. In London looking at stars is hard 'cos of the background lighting. I remember on year on scout camp looking up at the milky way - we were way out in the country and were sleeping the night under the stars. There were lots of shooting stars as well.

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