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    Re: a grand tradition
    From: Michael Dorl
    Date: 2011 Oct 21, 08:15 -0500

    I think it's also due to the fact that very few people are in a position
    to view the heavens regularly.  I'm out side every morning an hour or so
    before sunrise looking at the Eastern sky.  It's amazing how fast the
    daily scene changes.  It seems like only last week that Orion, Mars, and
    Gemini were in the East; now they are well to the South or overhead.
    Intellectually I know that the stars move West relative to the Sun about
    one degree per day or 30 degrees per month and the Moon lags the Sun by
    12 degrees per day but it's another thing the see it. I have to keep
    looking at a sky chart to see what's coming next.
    Right now Saturn and the Sun are very close, in another Month Saturn
    will have moved West enough for me to see it in the East.

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