Blogging Holiday – please drive/bike/walk safely

I’m taking a few days off blogging for friends and family. Seeing the pandemonium that has gripped the streets of my town while people scurry about trying to pull off that last minute shopping, and seeing my in-laws already getting into a small accident (even though they tried to avoid the traffic glut) and seeing local cycling…

Moon and Mars show tonight, Sunday Dec 23rd

Sky note:  After sunset on Sunday, Dec. 23rd, the full Moon and Mars will rise in the east less than 2 degrees apart. They’ll be two brightest objects in the evening sky, as Mars is very near it’s closest approach (opposition) to Earth, which happened just a couple of days ago.  It will look something like…