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Mountain Skies: Mars Slides Across The Seagoat This Month - Brevard NC


October 22, 2018

The Stars

Some refer to this time of the year as the Capricorn Hour since this faint but beautiful constellation is easily situated for viewing in the southern skies as night falls. Capricornus is known as the “seagoat” and is really a celestial joke. It seems the god Pan, who was half boy and half goat, was startled by the monster Typhon. His immediate reaction was to change himself into a fish and swim to safety. But in his haste, he got all mixed up and ended up with the torso of a goat with the tail of a fish. Thus, he is often referred to as the “seagoat” or sometimes ...

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