Monday, 12 March 2012

Twinkle twinkle little big stars!

Bloggie friends!

The lovely Susan Kane of thecontemplativecat just emailed me with the fabbo news that for a few nights only the UK night skies (11/12 March) will be graced with the sight of FIVE PLANETS! Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Details here.

I’ve just returned from wandering outside in the dark in the hope of catching a glimpse of these planets with my naked eye. All I saw was the big round pregnant full moon glowing a glorious sheen of red but then I ran back in the house when I heard howling dogs heading my way!

Ahem.

Now try saying Uranus without tittering! LOL!

Charlie says: I glow under the sun’s rays.


Pic taken 10 March - Spring was truly in the air!

Happy St Patrick’s and Happy Mother’s Day (UK) this weekend! See y'all on Monday.

102 comments:

KarenG said...

Just love your description of the moon!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, I could grace you with a dozen Uranus jokes. I will refrain.
Hope you get to see one of the planets!

Jeremy Bates said...

HaHa! I once wrote a rant/poem using the planets (why isn't Pluto deemed a planet anymore - scientific discrimination?) and Uranus always drew a smattering of giggles and/or laughs when people read it.

Sónia Mendes said...

Oh I wish I could see the planets too...

Purrs from Gotchi

Mark said...

First I miss the meteor shower, and now this. Boooo :(

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Uranus, the BUTT of so many jokes.

Mr Puddy said...

I really love to see those planets too but you have to tell my mom to open the door for me ; )
Please !...Pretty Please !
xoxo

Claudia Del Balso said...

WOW! Five planets, that's really amazing! I wish I could see that. However, the moon is just as beautiful when is full so I don't mind doing a little moon-gazing ;)
Happy St. Patty's!

Prancer Pie said...

HaHaMeow! Mommy is laffin her asterik off!

meowmeowmans said...

Charlie, you're glowing, indeed!

It's always neat when planets and stars line up, isn't it?

mshatch said...

It's getting very springy here, too. The blackbirds have begun to return to claim their territory and we've even heard a woodcock! I imagine the peepers will be peeping any day now :)

Tracy Jo said...

Yikes...howling dogs! :-) That picture of Charlie is beautiful. Love the light! Have a great Monday!! xx

Rick said...

Now I must get a plane ticket to the UK!

Dawn Simon said...

I'd have run inside if howling dogs were coming my way, too! Well, unless they were my dogs. Hee!

Cool about the planets!

Have a great week!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

How fascinating! Get your binoculars out!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Charlie, you are looking so handsome in the sun!!

Donna Hosie said...

My youngest had an astrology night at his school last year and I saw Saturn through the telescope. An amazing experience, although nothing could top being at Mount Cook in New Zealand on a clear night and seeing the Milky Way.

Helena said...

Being in Colorado I may be too far south to see the display, but tomorrow night I'm still gonna be up on my building's deck and checking out the night sky. The display of planets sounds lovely.

Teresa Ashby said...

I was standing out in the garden last night too looking at the night sky. Thank you for this, I didn't know we'd be able to see so many of our neighbours :-)
Gorgeous Charlie looks ready to soak up those spring rays x

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. the moon was lovely last night .. but now too late to see those planets! It is now a glorious Spring Day .. enjoy St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day weekend .. a few things happening! cheers Hilary

Brigid said...

I'd be the same about the dogs.
That sounds really intriguing, a pregnant moon, such a lovely image:)

Al said...

Spring for you and Charlie means autumn down this way :-(

Fuzzy Tales said...

I hope you get to see all the planets, how fabulous that would be! What about binoculars? Would that be sufficient? Very cool.

Happy upcoming St. Patrick's Day and Mother's Day too. Have a wonder-full week, both of you. :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful Spring feeling with sunlight, this picture is adorable!
As the weather is not so cool here in Luxembourg, I'm going to take my important naps now...zzzzzzz
I wish you a nice week sweet friends!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Theresa Milstein said...

Charlie is smart to enjoy the sun more. As lovely as the night sky is--no sun spots!

The full moon was beautiful this week. But no howling dogs chased me. Glad you made it inside in time--whew!

Lynda R Young said...

lol at the tittering.
I always miss it when there's some great thing happening in the skies. Maybe I need to look up more? lol

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We would run if we heard howling dogs too! We love the way the sun lights up your furs, Charlie.

Natalie Aguirre said...

We can never see anything that great from outside. Wish we could get out in the country more where there's no lights so see the all the amazing things the sky has to show.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Very cool!! I'm going to try and see if I can see anything with my binoculars!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Ow woo! I hope the light saturation deosn't spoil the view for you.

Charlie does look radiant.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Trust you to find the sun's warm rays Charlie - we did too and it was a wonderful weekend. We didn't know about the planets being visible we'll have to get Mum to show us tonight if it's not cloudy or misty or she forgets!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Spring is in the air, isn't it! Yay! All I can see is the orange glow from light pollution in the London sky... sigh.

Janet Johnson said...

LOL! It is quite the name for a planet, isn't it?

Too bad it all coincided with the bright full moon, but very cool! My dad would be jealous. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I never seem to have a clear night when cool things are visible in the sky. Always cloudy *sigh*

William Kendall said...

I've always been fascinated by astronomy.

Charlie thinks he's the only heavenly body worthy of adoration, of course.

Brian said...

I don't know about those planets, but you and Charlie are stars!

LTM said...

Happy days to you, too, my friend! Look at Charlie all bundled up in a ball. Give him lots of scratches for me, and you guys enjoy your lovely spring weather!

I always say I'm going to stay up and watch planetary events... and I never do. :D <3

Ellie Garratt said...

I really, really hope the skies are clear tonight. Super excited about seeing this!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Jenn! When the planets align like that it must mean something big will occur. I hope you get to see them tonight!

Thanks for all your support --I always love your comments on my posts.

Enjoy the spring weather that is starting to appear and give Charlie and couple fo chin tickles from me!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Charlie is so beautiful. Happy Mother's day to you and a great St. Patricks also.
dreamweaver

Ginger Jasper said...

Mums been on nights and has been looking for the sight in the sky every night but no luck at all. Love your sunbathing picture.. HUgs GJ xx

lbdiamond said...

He DOES glow!!!!

I love looking at the stars and planets...can't tell which is which tho, LOL!

Tracy said...

I've heard a lot about the stars and the meteors, blah, blah, blah and while I think it would be cool to catch a glimpse of all those phenomena but I can't do without my beauty sleep, you know? I bet Charlie is never without his!
:)

Repositório said...

The Spring is coming!!! Enjoy the warm sun!

Rene said...

Five planets at once? That is super cool! And Charlie looks good in sun or shade. :-)

ABBY said...

Oh Charlie you are a twinkling star in your own right.
Hope you were able to see those heavenly stars.
purrs
Abby

Debbie said...

I can see a really bright star twinkling tonight. Have no idea which planet it is. Where's Prof Brian Cox when you need him?

Lydia Kang said...

The other night, we saw Saturn, Venus, and Mercury and a huge full moon. That was pretty incredible!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm always trying to catch a glimpse of these "big stars." I hope you saw something.

The full moon was beautiful days ago.

Have a wonderful week.

Ciara said...

Is St. Pat's Day this weekend? Wow, I'm so behind. :)

Katie Isabella said...

You glow and you are totally beautiful. I love how you look. xoxoxoxo

Jamie Burch said...

Yes, I love your description of the moon, too!

Glad the sun is shining on you and spring has found its way to you and Charlie. Enjoy and have a lovely week! Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, too.

Take care...:)

Bassetmomma said...

Sorry I couldn't get past Uranus! teehee!

Cheri said...

The Mayans predicted the planets would align in a way not seen for a long time this year - could this be what we are seeing this week?

Nas Dean said...

Charlie does glow under the sun!

It sounds wonderful that those planets could be seen. I wonder if we can see them from our country?

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Stina Lindenblatt said...

I still giggle when I say Uranus. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

URANUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hehehehehe!!!!!

Au and Target said...

Love star gazing but I'm not good enough to identify planets. Love your black spot, Charlie!

Life 101 said...

I laughed every time I read the headline "There's rings around Uranus".

Hope you get to see the planets.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the link! Very cool to see stuff like this with the naked eye. Binnoculars or a simple cheap telescope are great to use too.

Clarissa Draper said...

Funny! I hope you were finally able to see them, and I hope you weren't eaten by dogs!

Susan Fields said...

I hope you get to see some planets! Spring is definitely in the air here, too - actually, with the temperature in the 80s this week, it seems like we skipped right to summer!

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, thank you for the heads up! I wish we didn't have so much light pollution. It makes stuff hard to see unless we get out of town a ways, but I will give it a try.

cleemckenzie said...

That planet needs a better name. Charile, on the other hand, is perfect!

Adam said...

I wish I had a telescope

Simon Kewin said...

Actually it'll be 6 - if you look down at the ground too!

Purrfect Haven said...

...we think we can even smell Spring over here at your place. Thanks. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, lucky you, girl! Howling dogs would certainly chase me back in, too!

I hope you have another chance to spy the planets!

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Patsy said...

Sadly it's been foggy here so I didn't get to see the planets - at least that meant I didn't get chased by howling dogs!

The Golden Eagle said...

A few (less than that) planets aligned here, too. It was pretty amazing to see three bright objects exactly in tandem with each other in the night sky. :)

Soggibottom said...

Not sure if we can see a paw infront of our faces down here in the fog :-) Have a great week young Charlie, soak 'em up.....
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Maria McKenzie said...

The weather looks beautiful where you are! My kids' school pronounces Uranus as YUR-uh-nus so it doesn't cause any giggles!

Jay Paoloni said...

But you've seen Venus and Jupiter at least, haven't you? They're the easiest ones to spot! And Mars too! Too red not to notice it...

Father Tom said...

The moon has been gorgeous lately here. That's all we've been able to see too because of cloud cover. I loved your post. Mom Julie says: It's funny how looking at a night sky is always accompanied by barking or howling dogs!!

Tom
xx

klahanie said...

Ah yes, Susan does a wonderful blog. I'm one of her um 'starstruck' fans.
And no, I'm not going to say something predictable about the fact they found rings around your Uranus! :)
And are you and Charlie ready for the Blogathon show of 'Blogger's Got Talent'? Remember I mentioned that you would get another opportunity to perform in the 'Animal Bloggers' category.
Penny says, "arf! arf!"
Take care,
x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, hit something wrong and lost our comment. But Happy Mother's Day and ST Patrick's.

Guess it must be Mother's Day in the UK?

Life 101 said...

I laughed every time I read the headline "There's rings around Uranus".

Hope you get to see the planets.

Romance Reader said...

Hi Old Kitty,

Did you get to see any planets?

Charlie is so adorable!

Riya

Misha Gericke said...

That's so interesting. I hope you did manage to see some of them. :-)

Marg said...

WEll at least you tried to see all those planets. Charlie, you look like you are enjoying spring coming. We sure are enjoying it too.
We have been taken off the Google reader list because we are not a Blogger Blog. Bad blogger.
Take care.

Clarissa Draper said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. It means so much to me.

On another note, my husband was watching a youtube video about a sphere that was seen hanging onto the sun with a cord-like thing, have you seen it?

rumpydog.com said...

Oh Dog! It must be a great party to have all them planets showing up for it.

Life 101 said...

Did you see the planets?

Katie and Glogirly said...

Very cool!
So, how come Uranus gets all the good jokes? Poor Pluto. Poor Moon.
; )
Katie

KarenMcG said...

Love that photo of Charlie catching some sunbeams. He looks so regal.

Glad you got in the house before the dogs got you, Old Kitty. But what kill joys they were to spoil your sky gazing.

Words A Day said...

mind that naked eye of yours!
Sorry - i'm late commenting so missed the event but I echo what Karen said, i love how you described the moon:)

Nezzy said...

Uranus...I won't go there...I do have a wee bit of self~control. Heeehehehe!!!

Looks like Mr. Charlie found a spotlight beam of sunlight to brighten up his day!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a bang~up day!!! :o)

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

I saw 3 planets...the others must have been hiding!

I'm sure Charlie looks just as handsome in moonlight as he does in a sunbeam!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

I saw 3 planets...the others must have been hiding!

I'm sure Charlie looks just as handsome in moonlight as he does in a sunbeam!

Hilary said...

Oh Charlie, you look so cute, and happy... I hope you and your mommy have a great mother's day!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh well lucky you! Hope you get to see some stellar sights! And Charlie too cuz I know he's interested. ;)

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I can NEVER say Uranus without tittering ... I'm Scorpio, so Pluto and Mars are my guys. Fortunately they are supposed to be making a Grand Trine with Jupiter and that is supposed to be good for me, so I'm WAITING!!

Athena said...

I want to see the planets too but it's very hard to see them where I live in London.

Happy St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day to you too.

the writing pad said...

Hey Old Kitty
Thanks for dropping by to my, er, house :-)
Have just had whale of a time catching up on your recent posts - lively, witty and enjoyable as ever - sorry so long away - thanks for the laughs !! (and for publishing that planet name!)

GRAÇA said...

Desculpem de só agora vir agradecer a vossa colaboração no meu sorteio de”esconde esconde”Espero que fiquemos amigos ainda mais
Ronrons da amiga
Kika♥♥♥

Tracy said...

well, I did see the planets and then went inside and said, okay that was cool...Charlie cares about that stuff about as much as I do!

Stephen Tremp said...

But does Charlie glow in the dark? Now that would be cool. Eerie. But cool.

GRAÇA said...

Amiguinho que tenhas um bom domingo
Muitos ronrons da amiguinha
Kika♥♥♥

Bossy Betty said...

Uranus. Nope, just can't be done without twittering!

Hugs to Charlie--Super Cat!

Thanks so much for coming by this morning!

Esme said...

Charlie, I hope that you saw the stars.

D.J. Kirkby said...

We could see two very big lights in the sky at night all week. I thought they were two satellites but now realise they must have been two of those planets, how awesome...

The Teacher's Pets said...

How exciting to see all 5 planets at once! I hope Charlie enjoyed the view as well!