Date: 2009-02-23 21:51:07
It’s one of those things where chaos has not made itself felt. In a message dated 2/23/2009 4:01:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ad.johnson@ntlworld…. writes: —–Original Message—–From: SpaceWeather. com [mailto:swlist@spaceweather .com]Sent: 23 February 2009 06:32To: SpaceWeather. comSubject: The Great Cosmic Coincidence of Feb. 24, 2009Space Weather News for Feb. 23, .comCOSMIC COINCIDENCE: What are the odds? On Tuesday, Feb. 24th, Saturn andComet Lulin will converge in the constellation Leo only 2 degrees apart. Atthe same time, Comet Lulin will be making its closest approach to Earth–thecomet at its best!– while four of Saturn’s moons transit the disk of theringed planet in view of backyard telescopes. Oh, and the Moon will be New,providing dark skies for anyone who wishes to see the show.The best time to look is around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning (your local time)when the planet-comet combo ascend high in the southern sky. To the unaidedeye, Comet Lulin looks like a faint patch of gas floating next to goldenSaturn. Point your backyard telescope at that patch and you will see alovely green comet with a double tail.Visit spaceweather .com for full coverage including photos, sky maps,and a live webcast.Geographic Notes: Comet Lulin is visible from all parts of the globe–alllongitudes and both hemispheres. Directions are reversed in the southernhemisphere; there the comet is located in the northern sky around 1 am.Saturn is globally visible, too, but the special quadruple transit ofSaturn’s moons starting around 3 a.m. PST on Feb. 24th is visible only toobservers around the Pacific Rim. Details may be found here:science. nasa.gov/ headlines/ y2009/19feb_ quadrupletransit .htmYou are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service ofSpaceweather. com.New subscribers: To sign up for free space weather alerts, click here:spaceweather .com/services/To unsubscribe click here:www.spacewea ther2.com/ u?id=498428D& n=T&l=spaceweath er or send a blankemail to leave-spaceweather- 498428D@www. spaceweather2. comNo virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG – www.avg.comVersion: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.2/1963 – Release Date: 02/22/0917:21:00 A Good Credit Score is 700 or Above. See yours in just 2 easy steps!