Wednesday February 29, 2012

City Seen

One Touch of Venus

The Moon and Evening Star slow dance across our sky

Staff/Voice photo

 

 

arth's "soul sister" was locked into an eloquent step with the moon last Sunday. The eternal pair of celestial bodies put on a dramatic performance as they swung across their pitchy dance floor.

 

Venus, about the same size as the earth, is one of the brightest objects in the sky and also the solar system's odd ball, because it rotates the opposite way than the rest of the planets in the solar system and it's path is circular as opposed to all the other planets, whose orbits are elliptical.

 

The days will be getting longer starting at 2 am on March 10, when Daylight-saving time begins for most of North America.

 

 

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