I’ve always loved looking at the night sky, seeing all of those stars and knowing that there’s something more out there. I am also partial to the moon because my dad’s mom, Nana, has always called me Sunshine and I call her Moonshine, which was infinitely more funny when I realized what else shares that name! 🙂 Her 70th birthday is on Saturday, the 4th. If the moon wasn’t quite full last night, I hope it will be then because we’ll be celebrating at the beach! I am so excited to have my toes in the sand!
I read online that Jupiter and Venus were going to cross paths last night, so I set up out back to enjoy the view, only to find power lines directly in the way. Figures. So I marched down the block with my tripod and telephoto lens and found a great spot a couple houses down. Here’s a photo for those of you who missed the planetary conjunction!
The 2 planets were incredibly bright and it was really neat to see them so close to one another. Some theorize that this is what The Star of Bethlehem may have looked like. The planets weren’t the only ones putting on a show last night:
The Moon also made an appearance and in my opinion stole the scene! I couldn’t believe how much detail I could see on the surface – just look at all those craters! This universe is absolutely incredible.