On a clear night I can see Uranus…

15 Oct

naked telescopeOn a clear night I can see Uranus…

Having reached opposition this month, Uranus is closer, larger, and brighter than any other time this year. Even though the planet is four times the diameter of Earth, it is so distant – 1.76 billion miles away – that it appears as a small featureless disk even in large telescopes. Almost all our detailed knowledge of the planet comes from the flyby of the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986. (October 11, 2015, 12 midnight EDT).


Alan Annand is a Canadian astrologer, a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology and the British Faculty of Astrological Studies. He’s written two books on Vedic astrology: Stellar Astrology, a collection of astrological techniques, in-depth celebrity profiles, and analysis of mundane events, and Parivartana Yoga, a reference text for one of the most common yet powerful planetary combinations in Jyotish.

NewAgeNoir3AHe’s also a writer of crime fiction, including his NEW AGE NOIR series (Scorpio RisingFelonious MonkSoma County) featuring astrologer and palmist Axel Crowe, whom one reviewer has dubbed “Sherlock Holmes with a horoscope.”

Websites: navamsa.comsextile.com

You can find his books on Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

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