Perfect running weather last night. At just above freezing point along the seafront, the skies were clear enough to reveal glittering constellations. Yet, the paths were free of ice.
Had perfect views of Orion on my mile and half outward journey, and lovely views of The Plough on my return.
So three miles under starry skies. Yes, it was very pleasant.
For tonight`s run, the skies had clouded over. But at least it was dry and not too cold. Added another four miles to my Janathon total too so yes, maybe some proper training is beginning to kick in at last.
As most of my Janathon runs happen at night, I`ve decided to take the chance to learn at least a couple of more constellations while I`m out there. I can identify Pleaides, Casseopia and Little Bear along with the aforementioned Plough and Orion. But that`s about it.
Can any of you name any other ones?
Picture of Orion from http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2011/03/meet-the-constellations-orion/