It may be New Year's Eve, but it's also a great night for sidewalk
We will be set up in Monrovia's Library park tonight, at the corner of
Myrtle & Lime, from about 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Here's the thing though: the city of Monrovia is closing off a block of
Myrtle, between Lemon and Colorado, to hold a New Year's Eve block
party. The street will be closed this afternoon, and the block party
starts at 7:00 p.m.
But if you have a chance to start your evening in downtown Monrovia
tonight, we'll be giving out great views of the moon and Jupiter with
its four big Galilean moons.
Don't miss Jane's "What's Up" for NASA for January, here on YouTube:
And she has a great blog post today on the subject of black-eyed peas
for New Year's Eve:
Best regards and Happy New Year,
Morris Jones, Monrovia, CA
If you step outside tonight you'll see a pretty first quarter moon.
We'd love to be out with telescopes, but with all the wind damage in
both Pasadena and Monrovia, we're cancelling both events this weekend.
Our corner in Monrovia - the corner of Myrtle and Lime Streets - is
strewn with the wreckage of huge fallen trees and is cordoned off with
yellow tape. The big Deodar known as the "Christmas" Tree in Library
Park was also a victim of the Santa Annas, uprooted, it's lying in a big
mess of branches, lights, and the big star on top is bear the fountain.
A huge tree gone.
Now back to the moon. Take a look at the distance between the moon and
Jupiter tonight. Look again tomorrow night. And look again on Sunday
night. YOu'll see the moon appears closer to Jupiter every night! On
December 5th and 6th the moon will be very near Jupiter. I wrote a
little feature about it with some nice links.
Have a good and safe weekend. Jane
Jane Houston Jones
What's Up Podcast-November 2011
Mars launch, Planetary magnetospheres
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