The Moon, tomorrow morning, cruises down past Mars and Venus.
This Old Moon (that is, a slim Moon wasting away toward its death – its New position near the Sun) is at its most distant, its apogee (November 7, 22 Universal Time), besides being at its ascending node across the ecliptic (16 UT), the thicker of the two lines. It is shown at 4 times its real size.
I had thought of doing a post about Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, with fireworks in the sky – but I am still so entangled in making sure that things print right in the coming Astronomical Calendar that I didn’t even go out to see myself burnt on the Guy Fawkes bonfire. And at Halloween no trick-or-treating children rapped at our door, right in the town’s main street. What’s the world coming to?