Science Geek Alert: Green Comet Approaching

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An uncommonly green comet named Comet Lulin is making it’s closest approach to Earth on Feb. 24, 2009. Unfortunately for me, dark country skies will be required to see it. No one can say for sure, however, because this appears to be Lulin’s first visit to the inner solar system (weeeee!) and its first exposure to intense sunlight. Anything can happen.

Why is it green? The comet’s nucleus is spewing out cyanogen and diatomic carbon, both glow green when illuminated by sunlight in the near-vacuum of space.

To view it, set your alarm for 3 am since it rises a few hours before the sun and can be found about 1/3rd of the way up the southern sky just before dawn. Its closest approach to us will be on Feb. 24, just a few degrees from Saturn in the constellation Leo. Both Saturn and Comet Lulin should be obvious in the right sky conditions. Since this is a school night for me and the likelyhood of me seeing it in the city sky is very low, I will stay in bed. 🙁

What Tarot Card Are You?

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Thanks to Mea Culpa for turning me on to this. Had to give it a goooo! I don’t know tarot cards and don’t know if I ever will but I always like to see if these things are accurate and this one was.

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Enchantments

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This post was inspired by Enchanted Inspirations. How appropriate!

I had an enchanted moment today when I felt overwhelmed by SUPER mundane numbers and stress in a banker’s office today after work, going through tax returns, pay stubs and surrounded by calculators, buttoned shirts and ties. I looked at my handy calendar to check on a date and saw where I have little enchantments listed like the New Moon days and Imbolc and I remembered what’s really important and I just smiled. Ahhhhh. The stress simply melted away. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!