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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Astronomy for bathers

For the first time in ages it wasn't pelting with rain. The sky was clearing, and the Bettdeckererschnapender weisle, I and the kids walked down to the beach in the twilight. The boys splashed in the darkening water. Further out, two pelicans made darker silhouettes. A band of golden light hugged the horizon, with the darkling blue sky above. Venus gleamed up high, below it Antares and Mercury added to the evening spell.

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