"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Venus in the sky

>> Monday, March 17, 2014

Scott, in reading Bowditch's formidable tome The American Practical Navigator (as one does) and the current edition of the Nautical Almanac, learned that Venus, currently at an astronomical magnitude of -4.8, is visible during daylight hours. Mayhem ensued, as eyes strained for the planet amidst the bright sunlight in the hopes of getting a sextant sight and a daylight celestial fix. While Scott had Venus momentarily brought down to the horizon, the elusive daylight planetary sight eluded us... until next time!


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