Long Dark Mornings

(Photo by Flickr User: Elamcelt)

This week residents in the Delaware Valley will experience the latest sunrises of the entire year. This will be due to the Earth arriving at the point closest to the sun, perihelion. We will reach this point on Wednesday January 4th and for about five or six days our sunrise will be much later at about 7:23 am. This might be good for early risers trying to catch sight of a plethora of planets available during these long dark mornings. Also, 2012 should be a great year for space exploration, but where is manned exploration going? New players will be establishing orbiting space stations, China most notably. All this and more on this week’s Sky Talk.[audio: st20120102.mp3]

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