Just a sneak preview of my astroblogging skillz...
Tonight you will not want to miss the beautiful Dusk Planets + Moon Extravaganza. Yes, tonight you will see a stunning display of just a few of our solar system neighbors in the early evening. You'll want to look to the west where you'll see (in order from western horizon up) Mercury - only visible if you have a clear horizon line, Jupiter, a crescent moon, and Venus. For more information, you should go to the Sky and Telescope article, which has details and some pretty diagrams.
If you enjoyed this entry, consider following my soon-to-go-live Stay At Home Momstronomer blog, beginning on January 1st and in honor 2009, the International Year of Astronomy. This blog is for people with an interest in but not an in-depth knowledge of astronomy, and also for people who have in interest in teaching astronomy to young (and even very young) people - you know, like parents and stuff. A sample blog entry might include an explanation of why the objects you see tonight are lined up, and whether or not a "planetary alignment" is a common occurrence. You will not see a blog entry, or any part thereof, dedicated to explaining how the position of the planets in tonight's sky will affect your love life or your chances at a promotion. You'd need a momstrologer for that, and I'm not qualified.
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