Totally one of those madly productive but exhausting days; I spent the morning booking it towards the farm to accompany my dad to a doctor’s appointment, then had Mexican buffet with mom and thespian Julio, which, yet another person I won’t have time to get to know, raced south to sit at Spyhouse for six billion years until my feet went numb, walked a block for banh mi, then co-attended a coding party. So tired, still hovering at mid-level panic. Also need to keep studying:
Northern Crown (Corona Borealis) is small bug graceful; Gemma is super bright, and if you can spot Arcturus — which you will, it’s the seat of the Herdsman in the west at around 10:30 PM — then you can spot her too. Bear’s nose also points to her. Altair is easy to spot in the east, which forced me to trace Aquila, the Eagle. Altair, Vega, and Deneb all form a right triangle, known to all navigators.
Learned so much shit in the last two days, but it makes me so tense! Vanes on a feather and declination as a degree from the celestial equator, etc. So much good stuff, all packed into the back of my neck.