Betwixt and Between

Redundant title, but I felt the need to bewitch you by using the word ‘betwixt.’  When I stepped outside this morning, about ninety minutes before sunrise, I looked up and couldn’t believe the incredibly bright stars and planets I could see against a dark sky.  Very unusual sight from my front steps.  I even called my husband out to look at the gorgeous perfect visibility of the entire constellation Orion.  We could even see all seven stars of the Pleaides, directly overhead.  I couldn’t resist the siren call of my camera, so I went back inside, grabbed the tripod and the camera and took a half dozen photos.

Waning Moon Equidistant Between Venus and Jupiter

Waning Moon Equidistant Between Venus and Jupiter (Monday 9/10/2012)

Yesterday morning, the moon was a bit brighter and closer to Jupiter.

Orion, the Hunter

Orion, the Hunter (Monday 9/10/2012)

Jupiter with the Seven Sisters (Pleiades)

Jupiter with the Seven Sisters (Pleiades)

Click on any of the above images to see larger versions of them.

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow morning has in store for me.

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About mossjon314159

Avid reader (see my book reviews and ratings here), amateur astronomer and photographer, sporadic crocheter and Rottweiler spoiler.
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