As we end 2012 and start a new year, I wish everyone a very happy 2013 and leave you with this view of a very amazing sky.
This is a 360° panorama of the Milky Way over Timor Cottage on a very clear night in mid-December in New South Wales, Australia. May all your skies be as wonderful and as inspiring as this in the coming year.
Indeed, we have some potentially remarkable sights to look forward to, with the prospects of two bright comets in 2013: Comet PANSTARRS in March and Comet ISON in November and December.
Let’s hope for more amazing skies in 2013. Keep looking up!
– Alan, December 31, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer