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Tuesday, December 20, 2016:   On this cold clear night in December.
Mark and Paula headed to the Forestview Middle School Planetarium in Baxter.

An instructor explained how a solar eclipse, by the moon, completely darkens a small portion of the earth by blocking sunlight for maybe an hour.
The next eclipse of the sun, as viewed in the United States, will be on August 21, 2017. 
It will be best viewed near Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as points northwest or southeast of there.
Planetariums are a wonderful place to study star constellations from the comfort of a theatre seat.
Winter officially starts with the shortest day (
8 hours and 46 minutes)/longest night (15 hours and 14 minutes) of the year at 4:44 am December 21st.
People have been seeking a star for over 2000 years.  A star that signifies the birth of Christ.
The planetarium can display huge images other than just stars.
The ancient story tells us of three wise men searching for a star and truth.

Quote of the day:    Christmas is almost here.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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