dawn planets

I had the opportunity, in the wee hours, to see the beginnings of the big planet lineup to the east. Saw Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. Wasn’t up late enough (or early enough) to see Venus and Mercury rise. They’re all in line with one another. Space.com describes what to see in the early morning sky and when.

And, while you’re looking, remember that there are two rovers on the little red planet, and tomorrow, near Saturn, the Huygens probe is going to be released to make its trip to Saturn’s moon, Titan. (being Christmas Eve and all, will there be a little red Rudolph nose on Huygens?)