Apparently, the moon is tired, because Mars will be our tour guide tonight. (Assuming cloud cover and light pollution in Chicago permit us to even find Mars, that is. Oh, to live in a place with stars.)
But let’s be optimistic.
The pinprick of light immediately next to Mars tonight is Uranus. The brighter light down below and to the right is Venus. And if we’re really lucky, we might even spot the Comet Encke dashing through the solar system just below Venus.
Hmm, maybe I’d better break out the telescope, just in case. That’s a lot of action.
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