I might get to see my crush that I’ve had for four years on Saturday. The down side to that is that I’ll be skipping a math class and losing about sixty bucks to do it. This is one of those times that I dislike the feelings I have. It would be so easy to just not go see her, however i don’t think I could live with myself if I didn’t. God, why does she mean so much to me? Why do I feel the need to be, not just to impress her, but to actually be a better person? It scares me. I’m only nineteen! What did I do to deserve this? However as afraid as I am, I wouldn’t want to be with out her in my life for all the stars in the night sky or the sun in the morning.
I don’t have money for coffee to keep me awake.
I’m going to fall asleep at any time, I can see it.
Last night’s clear skies offered a splendid view of Jupiter and Venus right next to one another in the night sky, and tonight they’ll make their closest approach to one another, about three degrees apart. (That’s roughly the width of two fingers held at arm’s length.)
Such conjunctions in the sky are relatively rare. According to space.com, Jupiter and Venus have a conjunction in the sky about this close every 24 years.
It happened last in March, 1988, when Venus passed within 2.2 degrees of Jupiter, and will happen again in 2036 when the planets will appear to pass within 4 degrees of one another.
So take get of the computer and dust off the telescope; this close encounter of the celestial kind is worth watching.
So, feeling bored and the need for some cheering up last night, I stumbled upon this delightful web comic appears to be a strange (but enjoyable) mix of math, humor, and science. The added result of the three is xkcd.com.