Moon Dancing

 

Last night I wanted to see a little astronomical event that I knew was happening because I am on the Sky and Telescope newsletter list.

Venus was supposed to be really close to the new moon. But I had to be careful I didn’t miss it, because it would be going down before it was really dark.

So I drove out to the bridge over Scott River, where there is an open view of the sky. Sure enough, I could barely see the moon as it was still very light. And I realized I would be able to see it from home too. I figured I had about 45 minutes.

While I waited for it to get a little darker, I took some pictures of the river with the remnants of the thunderstorm that had passed over us earlier, dropping some much needed and welcome rain.

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It is impossible to take only one shot at this spot… so here’s one more of the dozen I took…

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I love living here. It’s magical sometimes.

Anyway, I toodled home and after a few panicked moments wandering around the property trying to find the moon among all our trees… there it was, with it’s temporary companion…

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There are many ways one can spend their time.

Chasing the Moon and Venus would be near the top of my list.

:-)

lime-wild

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Oh. You know I really love this. ❤️⭐️🌙

  2. FutureCat says:

    I’m not on any mailing lists, so didn’t know the near conjunction was happening, but I did happen to look up at the new moon last night and saw Venus sitting right beside it. Very cool! (And even though I know that’s how the rotation of the world works, there’s still something very weird about the fact that I saw the same astronomical phenomenon here in NZ as you saw on the other side of the Pacific a few hours later!)

  3. Mamallama says:

    Stunning photos!!

  4. Teresa Auldridge says:

    Breathtaking. And, yes, you do live in a magical place and I love sharing your surrounding beauty vicariously. I’m envious :)

  5. Cheryl Taylor says:

    Lovely!

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