Friday, April 17, 2009

Moon eats Venus during a meteor shower on Wed. morning.

This could be something worth getting up early for. Early Wednesday morning, there is the Lyrid meteor shower which we know is usually best after around 3am for those things. About 5am if you are still awake, the moon will cross in front of Venus hiding the planet for 60-90 minutes, then it will pop out the other side again. That could make for a fine photograph or video.
If in Seattle, stay in bed wake up for work at the usual time and check out the photos others have taken. This IS Seattle remember?

Diagram showing the event, notice Seattle is smack in the middle of the moon!...and what we'll see on Wednesday.

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