December 11th, 2007

buzz

Early morning astronomy

Up early to get to a breakfast meeting in Brussels, and it is clear enough to see no less than three bright planets - Mars in the west, glowing bright red at the feet of Gemini; Jupiter Saturn to the south, grazing Leo's belly; and Venus emerging in the morning twilight, perhaps in Virgo, can't be entirely sure from here. There are compensations for an early start.