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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
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Me and my Budget Grommet Swedish Meatballs wanna know: Is there an astronomer in the house?

I was out doing a little star-gazing again. It wasn't long enough for me to wax profound and philosophical and stuff, but I did see a planet, or what I'm pretty sure is a planet. It was 9:15 PM in Livermore here. The planet was on a 45° line down and to the right from the moon. It was really bright too. I wonder which one it is. It's getting to the time of year when I'll be able to lay out in the back yard and gaze again. Fortunately, this house has a reasonably nice backyard for it. There's only one large tree.

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Well, a few degrees won't make much of a difference, and anyway, regardless of where in the USA you were, if the Moon was visible from at the time you listed (give or take a timezone or two), with 'something below and to the right', then that 'something' was almost certainly Venus. Woo. =)

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