THE MOON AND THE LAST MINUTE:
Molly has been totally amazed by the number of hits this blog has gathered in the last few days, mostly because of a post I put up on Feb 16th about the upcoming lunar eclipse. The number of hits has been accelerating over the last few days. Yesterday there were 115, and as of 1:50 pm today there were 118 hits, almost all of them references to the eclipse. This blog's previous record for daily hits was 45. There's something about an eclipse. Most of the posts on matters astronomical that I've put up before gather 5 or 6 hits at most. This is all to the good if the public interest in sky watching is stimulated by rare events such as an eclipse, though Molly wants to emphasize that the sky is available every night for your viewing at either no cost or the cost of a cheap pair of binoculars. You don't have to invest a thousand dollars in an amateur telescope. Mine cost $450. Glad to see that there is public interest in this event from as far away as Hunan province in China. I hope it stimulates further appetite for the night sky. This blog will certainly continue in this vein.