Saturday, 13 December 2008

That Smiley Face in the Sky

Better late than never - this photo was taken on 1 December!!
I was out at a Christmas Party and received a phone call to go look at the smiley face in the sky! So all 10 ladies rushed outside to take a look - there was Venus and Jupiter appearing as the eyes and the crescent moon as the smile - this photo is great because the filter toned down the light of the moon to show the entire moon - hope you can see it in this shot. The pic was taken by a friend of my husband using a telescope. The planets appear close but in fact Venus is 93 million miles away, and Jupiter 540 million miles away.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo. Andrew is very impressed and your photo has led to a long discussion about planets!! Tricia