Monday, 19 April 2010


Although the volcanic ash cloud may have prevented all migrant birds from reaching Cuddesdon (who am I kidding!) it has resulted in some nice sunsets. I watched one last night, the sun setting to reveal a nice cresent moon and then the planets came out to play. Venus is unmissable, an eye-burning magnitude -4, directly below the moon. Mercury can also be seen, a binocular object below right of Venus, faint in the afterglow of the sunset. Below, the Moon and Venus above Cuddesdon, clearly directing all noctural migrant birds to keep going... don't even think about landing here.

This site is good for details on which planets are where.

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