Friday, December 12, 2008

Israel Flyover on Friday evening

Two spectacular events this Friday evening:

1. Tonight's full Moon is the biggest of the year, as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser Moons earlier in 2008. An astronomer would say this is a "perigee Moon" because it occurs at perigee, the side of the Moon's elliptical orbit closest to Earth for the next 15 years.
Go outside tonight and soak up some moonlight. (source)
2. This evening --(Friday, around Maariv time), starting at 5:03 PM, the International Space Station AND the Hubble Telescope will be visible above Israel.
5:03 PM -- appears from the west
5:07 PM -- highest point, 47 degrees south
5:11 PM -- disappears to the east/south east.
Credit: Israel Astronomy Association
Shabbat Shalom!
כשם שאני רוקד כנגדך ואיני יכול לנגוע בך כך לא יוכלו כל אויבי לנגוע בי לרעה

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד

1 comment:

A Soldier's Mother said...

drat...missed it all - sleep, candles, sleep, dinner, moon in the a.m....drat.

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