my mom loves astronomy (not astrology, that stuff is wierd… astronomy is the study of the stars and planets). i have to say, she’s starting to get me hooked. it’s so cool to think outside our little earth… and all we have to do is look up.
so last night (top to bottom) venus, the moon, jupiter and mercury took center stage at twighlight. is was so pretty. now, i didn’t have a tripod… so this picture was taken up against a split rail fence at ISO 1800 … so, it’s a little grainy. but at least it’s sharp. pretty cool. this was taken from doe hill on the blue ridge parkway overlooking spruce pine. it’s amazing how much you can see up here in the mountains without all the city lights.