Huge Ruinous Moon and the Closest Sun

English: Quadrantid meteor is bright enough to...

English: Quadrantid meteor is bright enough to be seen at twilight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Sounds like the final installment of the Twilight series, but it’s just what’s happening in the sky these few days.

 

There has been another Quadrantid shower (say that ten times fast), but I haven’t seen it.  The moon is hugemongous.  Not full, but bright as hell.

 

What with being stuck on an airplane and living in a light-polluted city, I didn’t get to partake.  Hopefully you people had a better time of it.

 

This is also the time of the perihelion, when the Sun is closest to the Earth.  It occurred at 11:37 PM Eastern on Jan 2nd precisely.  But it’s still close enough tonight to win a game of horseshoes.

 

So, the end of the world notwithstanding, things keep rotating and moving about.  Ain’t that sumthin’.

 

 

 

 

 

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About I.M. Pangs

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4 Responses to Huge Ruinous Moon and the Closest Sun

  1. I’m always rotating and moving about. It’s how I roll.

  2. You mean the Pain of Descent, do you not?

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