Beautiful Alignment

As you already know, I’m constantly looking up at the moon and stars. This past Friday night as I headed out to dinner with my daughter, the sky was especially stunning.  My daughter saw it first and pointed it out. Jupiter, Venus and our Moon were perfectly aligned, and the moon, an impossibly thin crescent, was illuminated by earthshine. Just beautiful.

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Beautiful Alignment

    • I love the term Earthshine too – but it’s an actual scientific term – for once, science can also be poetic 🙂

      Earthshine happens when the Moon is a crescent but you can see the whole Moon – the dark portion of the Moon is illuminated by light reflected from the Earth. It’s kinda cool; I always love to look for it when I see a crescent Moon. 🙂

  1. Pingback: Madison Sees Venus |

  2. I managed to get a gorgeous photo last night from my home in Los Angeles of the moon and Venus in conjunction. It’s available on my blog:

    http://intheinfosphere.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/southern-california-home-of-the-stars/

    I know you’ve been following the recent conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter and, though I didn’t manage to get Jupiter into the shot, I thought it’s a photo you’d want to see. Alas, by tonight that perfect proximity will be gone, but the moon should still be relatively close to Venus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s