Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Gibbous Moon

I was out looking at the Moon this evening, because day by day it is getting closer to the planet Jupiter. At 5 PM today the separation between the Moon and Jupiter was about 17 degrees. Tomorrow night the separation will be about less than one degree! It should be a spectacular sight. But the weather forecast is for overcast clouds. Bummer. Anyhow, because of the conjunction, I spent some time just staring at the Moon today. I know, I know... It really is such a stunning object - we are so lucky to have it in our sky. I love the shapes of the trees in this photograph - they look almost like some kind of tentacles.

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