"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Music Of The Spheres

Walking home yesterday just after sunset, it was difficult to keep my eyes from the intriguing little dance which Jupiter, Venus and our moon are performing:

Evening temperatures are a gentle 28° C. (82° F.)
I didn’t need a coat!


Picture taken from my front yard, around 7 pm.
Music clip features the theme tune of The Sky at Night, a documentary series which has run since 1957 on BBC Television .

12 responses

  1. Wonderfully framed …

    February 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    • Our tiny part of the cosmos is putting on an amazing show for us. My only problem was keeping the camera still enough for the long exposures needed to shoot the stars!

      February 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

  2. That is one beautiful photograph.

    February 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    • It’s a very beautiful celestial alignment!

      The night skies are a source of such wonder..

      February 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    I needed a coat but the spectacle more than made up for that. I do like looking at natural events in the sky.

    February 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    • They seem to give me a different, and more balanced, perspective: the realisation that my mundane concerns are often of very little consequence..

      February 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

  4. We’ve been watching this too from our balcony. What a fantastic picture you got.

    February 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

    • Isn’t it fantastic that we can enjoy this pleasing alignment from all over the world?!

      February 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  5. Very connecting.

    February 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    • Yes, a reminder that we all share this one physical world, and that our separate fates within it will always be bound together..

      February 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  6. That is a stunning photo, especially with the tree on one side and the house on the other.

    March 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    • Thank you!

      I saw both Venus and Jupiter again this evening – but the moon having done her work has discretely waltzed away..

      March 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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