:: Schwassmann-Wachmann, Venus & Luna
Never to be missed, two ladies of the sky, Venus and Luna Crescente conjunct on the 24th of April. They can be seen together on the Eastern horizon at sunrise or on Western horizon at sunset.
Next is the dying comet Schwassmann-Wachmann
, on a close-encounter with Earth May 25th-ish. Due to its brilliance in the sky, one can now watch the breaking-up of one of the larger pieces, cleverly named Fragment B, en plein vue using amateur scopes. A close encounter in galactic terms happens to be, in this case, six million miles "close by". Reminds me a bit of the Mayan apocalyse
Labels: moon, space