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 Jan 22, 2022 (Saturday)

 

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 **Yolande LeBlanc was up at 6:40 AM on Friday morning
and noticed a shiny object within the east south-east. She put her birding scope on
it to see a crescent, very very similar to an eclipse. Yolande feedback she shouldn’t be
actually a stargazer, however by no means noticed this earlier than.

In seek the advice of with Curt Nason, he factors out
what Yolande noticed was the planet, Venus.
Venus just lately was within the night
sky and handed between us and the Solar on January 8. Because it approached Earth
all through December we noticed much less and fewer of the sunlit portion. It moved into
the morning sky shortly after the eighth, exhibiting a crescent on the other aspect
(towards the Solar). Because it strikes towards the Solar over the following 7 months, we’ll
see it undergo phases just like the Moon going from crescent to full.

Curt feedback “Yolande made an exquisite discovery. Many instances, he has
proven somebody the crescent Venus in a telescope, and so they thought it was the
Moon.”

 

Brian Stone additionally sends screenshots from the free program Stellarium that
present a bit extra visually of what Yolande noticed. The small object beside the
screenshot of planet Venus in its crescent lit state within the second picture is an
unnamed star.

 

**Brian
Stone went to Wilson Marsh on Friday and had a pleasant stroll within the shiny daylight
however noticed no birds to {photograph}. He did get pictures of a few of the many tracks/trails
out on the frozen marsh. (Editors observe: some recommend the equidistant bounding of
Mink whereas others with tail /foot drag recommend Muskrat. Brian measured others
with imprints at 14 inches aside that recommend Pink Fox).

He additionally famous
that the HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY was nonetheless in possession of all its fruit.
(Editors observe: a sign that its tart flavour makes it a berry selection of
final resort). Loads of different meals for the berry “connoisseur” birds to maintain
them from needing the cranberries it appears.

 

 

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VENUS (IN CRESCENT). STELLARIUM 

VENUS LOW IN MORNING SKY.STELLARIUM

TRACKS IN SNOW (MARSH). JAN. 21, 2022.   BRIAN STONE

TRACKS IN SNOW (MARSH). JAN. 21, 2022.   BRIAN STONE

TRACKS IN SNOW (MARSH). JAN. 21, 2022.   BRIAN STONE

TRACKS IN SNOW (MARSH). JAN. 21, 2022.   BRIAN STONE

TRACKS IN SNOW (MARSH). JAN. 21, 2022.   BRIAN STONE

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY. JAN. 21, 2022. BRIAN STONE

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY. JAN. 21, 2022. BRIAN STONE

 

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