Tuesday, April 28, 2009
4-28-09 Time To Get Out And Do It - Luna, Mercury, Saturn.
Our very temperamental Sierra Nv Mtn weather has cleared out again - is it winter or spring? Whatever it is the sky is full of fun things and I am rested and ready to go with Luna, Mercury, and Saturn all vying for attention! After enjoying last weeks Venus/Luna dance and eclipse in the morning sky along with Sunday's Mercury/Moon/Pleiades traffic jam and last nights front yard Moon view I am pumped up to go share this stuff with the waiting public! The pic on the right shows a similar view we will share tonight of sunrise on the Fecunditatis Basin with wrinkle ridges. On the far left are the "hills" of the Crisium Basin which were outstanding last night with sunrise showing off there true extent and height - it was fun to meander through the channels between the "hills"! Langrenus crater just right of middle should be showing it's stuff, central peak along with floor fractures, ejecta blanket full of secondary craters, and terraced walls. Click on the pic and blow it up - TOO COOL! I get really worked up about this stuff, how about you?