UPDATE: Due to new observations made of asteroid 2007 WD5, December 29, 31 and January 2, the chances of the asteroid impacting Mars are now 1 in 28, down from 1 in 25. Stay tuned for further developments.
Got a break in the clouds last night and was able to get my first sunset of 2008, I love sunsets sooo much, I even love animated GIF sunsets even more, that's right another animated GIF, consider it my GIF to you, get it , GIF, gift, hey how bout this one, my favorite saying from one of my favorite movies Galaxy Quest "Never GIF up never surrender!", people I've got a million of them, that's the problem got too much time on my hands for word play, should be out doing science with my scopes but too many clouds, right now there is a sunspot happening on the surface of the sun. Active region 0980 , supposed to be the remains of the last active region I missed 0978, as I was doing this post there was an update, we like updates, active region 0980 at 0958 UCT produced a class C1 flare ( small, no problems to Earthlings) and a Coronal Mass Ejection to boot.
Just a reminder about the Quadrantid Meteor Shower. The show starts this Friday 1am EST. low in the N.E. to start, travelling directly overhead by sunrise.
Expect 1-2 meteors a minute, as long as there are no clouds I'll be up and out cold and all, I really really want to get a pic of one of its meteors. No more updates since Friday December 28th. concerning the maybe Mars attack asteroid, if I hear anything I'll do an update, look for the red UPDATE at the beginning of this post, right now there is a 1 in 25 chance of the asteroid actually hitting Mars.
I'll leave you now with another image I took of the very first Saskatchewan sunset of 2008.