Tuesday March 20th, 2012. The first day of spring with temperature at home hitting 29 deg C. In reality they probably did not hit quite that high as the outdoor temperature sensor is not completed shielded from the sun… at least not until the maple tree has enough leaves. Some day soon, when there is some more spare time, we’ll put up a light shield for it so it will always be in shade.

In other news Jupiter and Venus are still spreading apart as Jupiter makes a dive towards the sun and venus is still getting farther away until March 27th when it hits greatest east elongation of 46 degrees away from the Sun.

Last of the two hour observing session last night is Orion, our favourite.