On Wednesday night we sat outside after sunset hoping to see the comet PANSTARRS. I found this article on forbes.com that explained where to look in order to see the comet. (If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s hanging around until the end of the month).
The night before we had seen a big flash of light in the sky from inside the trailer, so when I first read about PANSTARRS I thought maybe that was what we saw. We brought out the camera hoping to get a cool photo.
Well, it turns out that PANSTARRS is teeny tiny to the naked eye. I guess the flash of light we saw on Tuesday night was a meteor. We spotted PANSTARRS a few inches above the horizon (after mistaking a few planes for it). I should have known that it would be too small to photograph because the Forbes article mentioned that binoculars would be helpful.
While we were waiting to see the comet, I told Brian that I recently read that the universe is expanding. He knew this already. Maybe I was told this in High School, but I guess it didn’t really register. It’s hard to wrap my little earthling brain around this concept and apparently I’m not alone. I found a few interesting articles. Or maybe the heat is getting to me. No, this stuff is interesting to me. You?
2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
60 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $5.51