New Year’s Eve Sky Show

Another year coming to a close ..
Much reflecting on the year gone by.

Thought the ‘star watchers’ might find this information interesting:

NEW YEAR’S EVE: What a way to end the year. On Dec. 31st, Venus and the slender crescent Moon will gather together high in the southwestern sky for a beautiful conjunction visible for hours after sunset. The two brightest objects in the night sky can be seen through city lights and even fireworks–so everyone can enjoy the show. Meanwhile, closer to the horizon, Mercury and Jupiter are converging for their own Dec. 31st conjunction. This one is not so easy to see, but rewarding for those who make the effort to find the two planets shining through the rosy glow of sunset.

Visit for sky maps and photos of the converging planets.

New Year’s Ball in Times Square

New Year’s Ball in Times Square to stay bright, All Year Round.
We often celebrate big events with lots of bright lights, and the dropping of a giant illuminated ball in Times Square marking the New Year for revelers in Manhattan .. visit to read more of the New Year’s Ball

New Year’s Quote:

‘Be always at war with your vices,
… at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you –
…. a better man.’
~~ Benjamin Franklin

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2009.!

~ stay cozy and warm,