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I've read in the New Paper that from 25 th April to may 5th we can see al the planets of solar system and this will never happen for another 70 years, dont miss a chance
 
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I'll catch it next time.
 
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i read that too. i also remember only a year or so ago the same thing happened. whats up with that? remember? some people even said it would cause the earth axis to change, which it didnt of course.
 
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
some people even said it would cause the earth axis to change, which it didnt of course.


It didn't!
Now how do I explain the fact that I can't walk straight?!?!?
 
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Ummm... coriolis forces, maybe? Which hemisphere are you in, and do you tend to spiral clockwise or counterclockwise?
 
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Levittown, NY?! I lived for 5 years in Levittown!
And I was a physics major at one time in my life.
 
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Seriously guys! Didn't you ALL study physics (and in particular the branch known as Astronomy?)
Ha ha! No? Am I the only one?
Original statement said:
"I've read in the New Paper (sic) that from 25th April to may 5th we can see al (sic) the planets of solar system"
Any 12-year old astronomy enthusiast (like I was) knows that it's impossible for any Earth resident to "see all" the planets of the Solar System at any time. (You see, some of the planets are REALLY far away.)
Of course it is meant (by the original poster) with the naked eye. (Please don't call Ashcroft because I said naked! Thanks; I love my job!) How's that for digression?
It would do honors to the Ancients if we could at least know how to tell north from south or east from west in a dark starry night when you are lost in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.
I was so involved (while driving) in conversation with this 20-year old hitchhiker that I picked up in Nassau county in Long Island when I was 27 that when we finally got to her house (and after a heavy make-out sesison in my parked car), I didn't remember the way back. (I never saw her again but I digress yet again..!)
All I thought was "I live EAST of where I am now (Levittown) so all I have to do is find the way to go EAST from here without asking for directions (after all, I am a man and anyway it was 2:30 AM)".
So I quickly found the North Star (because, as it was for the Ancients, the Heavens are a second home for me since I was, well, 12), and even though I had to take many turns (have you ever been to Levittown, NY!?) I made it on the first try to the main artery that ran East-West (Southern State Parkway) and easily found my way home.
 
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>Please don't call Ashcroft because I said naked!
I heard they dunked him naked in hot Crisco oil. That explains his current moralistic views. But I am digressing...
Speaking of planets lining up, did you know that this has gotten all the astrologers abuzz with excitement? My favorite Jonathan Cainer, for instance.
 
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I won't feel a buzz until I read a full ASTRONOMICAL explanation of what's supposed to happen. Or until this young coed that I recently met gives me a kiss She's from FIU...
But I digress...
I have astronomical tables in my briefcase (have had them for the last 25 years) so...
...these Astronomical tables (positions of planets against the Ecliptic versus time) are known as "Ephemeris"
I hope you are differentiating between astrologers and astronomers... We are not the same... (Ha ha!)
 
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Which one of the two "we" I belong to (if to only one?) that's the question... Ha ha!
 
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OK, how is it that the Tony post I responded to ended up after my post?!
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
OK, how is it that the Tony post I responded to ended up after my post?!


it must be due to the alignment of the planets that making every thing so wacky.

Originally posted by Corey:
Now how do I explain the fact that I can't walk straight?!?!?


been into any Mexican Hammers lately?
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