The Moon and Planets

I took this picture last night of the night sky.  Isn’t it pretty?  When mom and dad were here, Vince noticed two lights that seemed much brighter than regular stars.  They talked about it on the news tonight but we only see it here just as the sun is almost completely down.  This website has some info about the moon, Jupiter and Venus.

Anyway, I really like this picture.  Snow is gone but it still looks very cold, doesn’t it?


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    We went out with a quilt and plunked into our lawnchairs to spend about 30 minutes stargazing last night. The view was awesome, and 60*F wasn’t too cold for a moonbath, lol.

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    We saw those bright lights Thursday night when we went to see Christmas lights at the scultpure park and didn’t know what they were. Luckily PBS had a short stargazer show that night that explained about Jupiter and Venus. It was suppose to be brilliant last night with the moon added but Cincinnati was too cloudy to see. Hope those of you who were able to see it enjoyed it.

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    We saw them last night too when we walked to dinner – they were very bright. I didn’t have a clue that they were Jupiter and Mars but Keith had seen an article. Very cool!

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    Cindy says

    I read this somewhere on the net over the weekend.

    “Venus has adorned the southwestern twilight sky since late August. No other star or planet can come close to matching Venus in brilliance. During World War II, aircraft spotters sometimes mistook Venus for an enemy airplane. There were even cases in which Venus drew antiaircraft fire.”

    Somewhere in the US Southeast once, sheriff’s deputies chased Venus
    through three counties and two states.