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30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 18


I would agree or disagree that high school is/was the time of my life… Because…

Hopefully I still have so much more time left to live. Before I get on with the response I want to let you know what I was just doing. I was outside using a new app I just purchased called Night Sky. With it I was able to see and identify four planets tonight. Venus is one of them and is the brightest object in the night sky. It is amazingly bright. I also saw Mars and Saturn. Earlier in the evening Jupiter was still visible but I did not get the chance to see it.

If you get the opportunity tomorrow night just look up in the Western sky and take a look at Venus. If you’ve never seen it, you should take the time to do so especially since one of the 30 questions dealt with the mysteries of the universe. Admittedly not everyone is interested in astronomy but we are talking about a planet here.


Jupiter is seen below the horizon. Anything above the ‘W’ is visible above the horizon.

Back to high school. While I will agree that I did have some wonderful times in school and have made some life long friendships, I think I have the best part of my life ahead of me. In fact I would dread life knowing that my best times were behind me. Here’s looking at you, future!

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Planet Jupiter; Some Things You Might Not Know

Some Facts About the Fifth Planet from the Sun.


Jupiter, 5th Planet in our Solar System

Facts

1. You can fit 318 planet Earth’s inside of Jupiter. That is huge. Not only can you fit over three hundred Earth’s inside of Jupiter but Jupiter’s mass is 2.5 the mass of the rest of the planets combined.

2. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is actually a storm that has been raging for more than 350 years but it is getting smaller in size. Astronomer Cassini first viewed the Great Red Spot in 1655.

3. Jupiter has 63 know satellites. My personal favorite moon is Io. Io has active vulcanism and produces lava flows, volcanic pits, and plumes of sulfur and sulfur dioxide hundreds of miles high. This volcanic activity was discovered in 1979 by Voyager 1.

But perhaps the most important fact about Jupiter that I want to make you aware of is that this month you can see it with your naked eye. Jupiter is the brightest “star” in the night sky during November.


Courtesy EarthSky.org

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