July 13, 2009
When I first discovered that you could actually see five of the planets in our solar system with the naked eye, I was blown away. I mean, the planets? Yes!
In fact, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, are all visible in the night sky at certain times of the year. Now the trick to see a planet is knowing where to find them, and for that you may have to go to an astronomy website. But for starters, Venus is particularly easy to spot.
I was out in the front yard, just yesterday morning, oh say around 5 am. You see, Abby needed to use the outdoor facilities and was polite enough to wake me. That was fine, we get up early anyway, but...