Monday, June 14, 2010

Clear Skies

We've had about four clear nights since winter began, and yesterday was perfect!  Warm and clear all day, and in the evening, we had a couple day old New Moon on the western horizon, so I dragged Big Bertha 2.0 out of the garage.  The Moon was too low to get a decent picture, but it was still pretty amazing to look at, and Venus was in the gibbous phase--one of the proofs that Galileo's telescope showed that both Earth and Venus circle the Sun.  Tonight the Moon will be a little more illuminated, and a little higher in the sky.  I'm beginning to feel like an amateur astronomer again.

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