planets line up

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  1. JonMikal

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    tomorrow night in the western sky mercury, venus, mars, saturn and jupiter will be aligned and visible to the naked eye. they say this won't happen again for another gazillion years or century...either way, we won't have an opportunity to see this again. read if interested: see link below
     
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    I love stuff like this. Wasn't there a similar event, where there were 4-5 planets lined up in a row that was easily visible to the naked eye, just a few years back? :thumbup: I remember checking on them every night for about 1 fabulous week - but at the moment, I can't remember which planets were involved.... I may have a short-term memory problem. :mrgreen:


    Edit: Wait a sec....the article says: Last Updated Wed, 24 Mar 2004 21:35:56

    Are you feeding us old news, Jon? This was a test, wasn't it?? :x
     
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    crap, i copied the wrong page, now i can't find the other. let me try again....
     
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    No, you were testing me for sobriety. And it won't wrok! ;)
     
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    bet you smell of grapefruit though :mrgreen:
     
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    damnit, i can't find the page. oh well, maybe something will surface later.

    so, how's everyone doin? having a good night?
     
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    No, it happens to be a fabulous Italian red....a '96 Tignanello and it's rather yummy... :drunk:

    But that doesn't mean I don't know what year it is, buster! :bigangel:
     
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    Awesome......thanks for finding the link again. [sigh] don't ya hate light pollution? One of the best things about going out west is losing that godawful glare and actually being able to SEE the stars.....they're amazing, and I never get tired of looking at them!

    I hope there really IS a thin crescent moon the week of July 7th, as the illustration suggests.... that is my favorite kind of moon. :mrgreen:
     
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    I'll have to chain myself in on those nights then. When the planets align I grow horns and run about in the dead of night trying to kill giant ants.


    Piss head.

    I'd love to see the stars. Too much light pollution here. Sometimes the sky is orange from street lights. On a clear night you can see a few, but not many.

    Vicky, if you read this, I'll take you up on that boat trip offer just so you can show me a shoot star.
     
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    Thanks Jon! We're lucky to live in a very rural area and can see the stars quite well.
     
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    You wouldn't know what time this is happening, would you Jon.
    Nothing whatsoever to do with a virgin, a black cockerel and some mystics symbols as part of an ancient ritual that will make me master of the Universe (or at the very least a Red Mod). Honest.
     

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