Poor Old Pluto Gets Demoted

poor old pluto

Poor Old Pluto, no longer popular

On August 24th 2006, poor old Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet. It was just spinning merrily around the sun in the far reaches of our solar system minding its own business.

Seems even in space you are not safe from annual performance reviews!

Astronomical events for tonight

Just the one. The Moon at aphelion 12.32 till 1.32