Orion Takes a Swing!

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    This evening, October 30th the 18-day old Waning gibbous Moon will be located near the club held overhead by Orion. Looking like Orion may swing at the Moon and make a good hit – as they say. This is a fitting tribute, at least I think so, to the incredible batting of the Kansas City Royal‘s baseball team – now in New York City with a 2-0 record for games 3-5 of the World Series against the New York Mets.

   
   
   
   
   
   

               Let’s Go Royals!!               

   
   
   
   

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

Batter Up!!

   Wednesday March 25th the 5.5 day old waxing crescent Moon is in the region of the sky between the horns of Taurus the Bull and the upraised club over Orion’s head, in Orion’s hand. This is a familiar part of the sky to many as within the sky around the Moon’s location include more of the brightest stars (1st magnitude or brighter) than any other part of the sky or other season.

   However this is spring time (in the northern hemisphere) and spring time is synonymous with Baseball. So at times like Wednesday evening I like to think of Orion as one of the Kansas City Royals (choose your favorite) about to hit a grand slam.

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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.