Friday, March 14, 2008

Tonight's sky

There's some kind of cool stuff happening in the sky tonight! There'll be a Quarter Moon (looks like a half circle) and the Planet Mars will be just 1 degree below it. If you look in the horizon after sunset (the later the better), you'll see a little orange-coloured star to the left -- that's Mars. It gets the orange colour from reflected light, and its own natural red colour. Look:

Cool! Cool! Cool! And you won't even need binocs to see it.