Two Bits of Astronomy from Me

It seems like the sun, in its 22 years sunspot cycle, is still holding on, refusing to accept that its 23rd cycle is over (like the way I can’t accept that my freaking Wii Got STOLEN!!!) Anyways, there is a nice picture of the sun, very smooth:

(hat tip: Dynamics of Cats)

On another news, there is a new conjunction right now! You missed the ones in the previous days, but you get another chance in December 31st, the eve before new years! Just go out, and look up around 40 minutes after sunset.

(hat tip: badastronomy)

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