One of the most important issues mentioned several months ago in discussions on the Eastern Shore was global warming. The Spy found a recent list of important things we should do to reduce Greenhouse Gases and thus Global Warming. It got us thinking…just what are we most likely and least likely to do?
This is a survey where a list of ten items is ranked. The TOP of the list are MOST LIKELY and at the BOTTOM of the list should be the LEAST LIKELY things you would do. Enjoy the survey and look for results in The Spy on Wednesday.
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As summer arrives with the Summer Solstice, on June 20th at 5:44 pm EDT, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; planets we have been watching for several months in the pre-dawn south- eastern skies, will have moved into the southern skies, where they will be seen all month. In July, Jupiter and Saturn will emerge in our evening skies where they will be visible from sunset to bed-time.
The best views of Jupiter and Saturn this month will be just one hour before sunrise in the south-southwestern sky. These 2 biggest planets in our solar system appear so close to each other in the sky right now that both may be seen in the same binocular field of view. Moreover, a neat globular cluster of stars called M-75 may also be seen with binoculars just below the line between the 2 planets. And on June 8 and 9 the waning gibbous Moon will be found near the two planets.
Mars comes up after Jupiter and Saturn, around 1 or 2 am, and will be seen at its best around 4 am in the southern sky. Mars will brow in size and brightness all month and telescopes will begin to reveal some of its surface features. We can look forward to the closest approach of Mars to Earth since 2018 in October, when it will be as bright as Jupiter looks to us now.
Venus has moved into view in the pre-dawn eastern sky in June, but remains low —– only 8 degrees above the horizon on June 30th —– among the stars of Taurus; one hour before sunrise.
During the first two weeks of June, Mercury will be well placed among the stars of Gemini after sunset looking west. On June 4th Mercury will be below the star Pollux, one of the two top head stars of Gemini the twins (the other head star is Castor). Look for Mercury in the west between June 4th (setting 2 hours after the Sun) and the 13th (setting 1 hour after the Sun).
June’s Full Moon is on June 5th.
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There was one clear theme in this week’s Sunday Survey….a total lifting of restrictions is not supported. Outdoor activities rate more favorably. But, event there, the community seems cautious.
View the results below for those who participated. And, join in the next Spy Survey this Sunday.
When asked what other activities should see a lifting of restrictions, these were the most frequent responses:
When asked what other activities should restrictions remain in place, the following were the most frequent responses:
Take 2 minutes, and you decide.