Dear lovely Harrowsmith readers,
We made a slight goof, and hopefully your stargazing and sunsetting experiences aren’t thrown off for the year. Thank you to Jody Myers, who emailed us to let us know about the blip on page 152 of our Fall 2018 Almanac (we listed March 10th and 11th both as Saturdays–there wasn’t even a freaky Friday the 13th to blame!). Here’s what we do know: The upper-left star of Orion (Betelgeuse) is still about 650 light-years away. The sun will still remain in our March skies progressively longer each day and melt this clingy winter for good! Our Astronomy editor, Robert Dick, has supplied a quick revision to right this spring equinox tilt to help realign your days.
Thank you from the Harrowsmith team.
Note: These are downloadable, printable and will fit within the Almanac Magazine, with a slight trim of the right side and bottom. or press ++ button to increase font size on screen
One of Canada’s foremost writers and educators on astronomical topics, the Almanac has benefited from Robert’s expertise since its inception. Robert is passionate about reducing light pollution and promoting science literacy. He has been an astronomy instructor for our astronauts and he ensures that our section on sunrise and sunset, stargazing, and celestial events is so detailed and extensive it is almost like its own almanac.