Last night the sky was clear, the moon was full (or close to it – it was hard to see behind the trees) and the stars were clear and bright. It was the perfect night to drag Miss Em outside for some stargazing. We saw Jupiter, looking bright and amazing. Aldebaran was on its left in the constellation Taurus, and the Pleiades on its right. In the constellation Orion we saw Betelgeuse and Rigel. I pointed out how stars twinkle and planets don’t. And also noted that Betelgeuse is a Red Supergiant, which is due to end its life cycle in a supernova…some time within the next million years or so!

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  1. goldie

    what a way to spend an evening.

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