If you step outside tonight you'll see a pretty first quarter moon.
We'd love to be out with telescopes, but with all the wind damage in
both Pasadena and Monrovia, we're cancelling both events this weekend.
Our corner in Monrovia - the corner of Myrtle and Lime Streets - is
strewn with the wreckage of huge fallen trees and is cordoned off with
yellow tape. The big Deodar known as the "Christmas" Tree in Library
Park was also a victim of the Santa Annas, uprooted, it's lying in a big
mess of branches, lights, and the big star on top is bear the fountain.
A huge tree gone.
Now back to the moon. Take a look at the distance between the moon and
Jupiter tonight. Look again tomorrow night. And look again on Sunday
night. YOu'll see the moon appears closer to Jupiter every night! On
December 5th and 6th the moon will be very near Jupiter. I wrote a
little feature about it with some nice links.
Have a good and safe weekend. Jane
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up Podcast-November 2011
Mars launch, Planetary magnetospheres
NASA podcast: http://is.gd/bSXeAl
Youtube site: http://is.gd/kPUtSx
My Blog: http://jane.whiteoaks.com/