You can also see Alpha Centauri only from the southern regions, a multiple star system which includes Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system. I remember feeling very out of place the very first time I went to the southern hemisphere. It was a trip to South America, and I got very confused walking around downtown Santiago until I remembered that there the sun crosses the *north* side of the sky. And the first time I ever saw a really clear view of the stars was from Pretoria, South Africa. I had heard of these constellations, but had never seen them in person. I kind of felt like I was on another planet.
Gary Smith wrote: > One of the neatest meteors I've ever seen was in 1985 in Korea. I was > guarding my post, watching the sky to ensure no one was parachuting in > from the north, I saw a meteor streak across the sky, break into two, > then watched the twin meteors in parallel zip across the sky for another > several moments. > > Of course, the neatest thing in the sky is the Southern Cross. And when > you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you finally know just why > you came this way.... > > I'm convinced there are more stars in the southern hemisphere, and the > moon is bigger and brighter there, too. > > K'aya K'ama, > Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www > .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html > "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - > Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > ________________________________________________________________ > Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > Only $9.95 per month! > Visit www.juno.com > > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================