Jupiter and Saturn…

It was Jupiter and Saturn that aligned during the Solstice on Monday. My apologies for such a terrible error. I don’t know how that happened.

I didn’t see it. It was cloudy.

My Christmas lights didn’t work. A lot of disappointments in that cupboard this year.

I stopped taking steroids as my sleep is being disrupted and I am bruising badly. My breathing is much better so I think it’s best to stop now.


Saturn and Mars align today…

This afternoon at about 4.30pm GMT , Saturn and Mars will align and appear as as single light in the sky.

I have felt weary today. I did not sleep well last. I was sluggish this morning and I just got back from the hairdresser and feel overwhelmed. I lay down but I can’t rest.

My cleaner will be here soon to help make sense of the house and put up the Christmas tree.

I want my daughter’s room to look as welcoming as possible. I will put a throw on her bed, and some scented candles.

I am longing for her to arrive.


Venus today…

Venus is right by the moon now and it’s wonderful.



The Bright Planets. January 2020…

January 2020 guide to the bright planets

Posted by Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | January 1, 2020

In January 2020, dazzling Venus lights up the early evening sky. Moderately-bright red Mars comes up before dawn. Late in the month, you might catch elusive Mercury at dusk and giant Jupiter at dawn. Ringed Saturn hides in the sun’s glare all month.Sharing is caring!

Click the name of a planet to learn more about its visibility in January 2020:

Evening planets: Venus (all month) and Mercury (late January)
Morning planets: Mars (all month) and Jupiter (late January)

Try Stellarium for a precise view from your location.




Photo credit unknown, source EarthSky
The planet Saturn was between the sun and the Cassini spacecraft – sheltering the craft from the sun’s blinding glare – when Cassini acquired this image. This spacecraft orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017.