Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Moon on THIS Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve, Mars is at its closest to Earth for the next nine years. Mars is also "at opposition." That's astronomy-lingo for "directly opposite the sun." It means Mars is up whenever the sun is down: on Christmas Eve, the Red Planet will be visible all night long.

5 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

As always a beautiful post with some interesting facts thrown in for good measure.... ha! no wonder I keep coming back for more..

All the very best to you and yours 'D'

Tom

Julie said...

Beautiful cloud photo Dee. Thank you for your comments on my blog this week. I hope you have a healthy and happy 2008. lots of love xx

imac said...

Mooooooon shots shining bright too great stuff.

come and see Buckfast Abbey and the Water Wheel Mill.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photography and post.

DeeMom said...

Thanks “O”, and Julie, IMAC your pictures of the Abbey are amazing, and Thanks Abraham…

Happy New Year to you all!