Gardening Under Starlight

Stargazers are in for a treat over a decade in the making.
Jan. 20 to Feb. 20, the five visible planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be simultaneously visible in the predawn and dawn sky. NoteVisible planets are planets that can be easily seen by the naked eye.

Last time stargazers could see all five visible planets was Dec 15, 2004 to Jan 15, 2005.
Jupiter rises in the evening, Mars will rise after midnight, followed by Saturn, Venus and Mercury in the hours before sun rise.

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12 responses to “Gardening Under Starlight

  1. Jan 20 to Feb 20 is a nice range. I’m sure that at least one of those mornings here in New Hampshire will be at least above freezing.

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    • Sad Grin .. yes.. lately morning temps have been in the 25 – 35 degree range. makes me look quickly and then retreat indoors to warm up again.
      Happy Gardening


  2. mercury starts retrograde today also… so that should make life interesting for the next 20 or so days….

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  3. Sorry – just now saw your question…Currently live in Brush, Colorado (about 2oo miles NE of Denver) – Grew up on an 80 acre farm in Wisconsin – could see the northern lights up there, only once in a blue moon here. Too far south-bummer! – FYI, name’s Rachel

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    • Big smile… In my little part of Oklahoma I don’t thing I have been treated to seeing the northern lights more than a hand full of times in the past 50 years.. However, as an amateur radio operator I can say even when not visible the northern lights raises havoc on the high frequency radio bands.
      Happy Gardening


  4. awesome!! Thanx for sharing – and any idea whats up there now? I was out gazing about 4am this morning and saw 2 really bright ones…love looking up, but don’t know much about it.

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  5. I thought of nightingales when I read your title. We had them in the garden of a shared house once. A girl from Montreal swapped rooms with me, as she preferred the noise of heavy trucks coming out of Dover to the birdsong. She did live near the railroad, and hooters going trough the night, as I remember, but a nightingale was worth being kept awake for.

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    • Mexican whip-poor-will, not to be confused with the eastern whip-poor-will is our most common night time bird. We are visited by the horned owls during their north/south migration as well.
      Happy Gardening


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