Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beautiful spectacle in the sky

I enjoy Astronomy so much that I examine the night sky every time I can. Tonight I couldn't wait to describe the delightful sight in the sky I was witnessing: Jupiter and Venus almost at the closest distance (as they meet the eye, not actual Euclidean distance, they were closest two days ago). And these are some beautiful pictures on the Internet (you may see them in so that the blog records this spectacular celestial art.

 Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eagle Harbor, Mich. USA

As per the fabulous site, the current planet locations are like this, observe the narrow angle in which we can see Jupiter and Venus.

An observer from California at the time of this post would see Venus on the top right of Jupiter in the sunset (in the previous picture of the solar system, put your head horizontally to the left, and see that this would indeed be true).

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite
William Blake

One feels blessed to having been granted the opportunity to grasp such a marvelous look into infinity.

1 comment:

  1. Update: Venus is now higher in the sky, relative to Jupiter, I expect it not to last much longer