Wednesday, 4 January 2012

January Skies

After yesterday's storms had passed, the sky cleared and we did a spot a star-gazing.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a better photo with my camera - on the left is the moon and the bright "star" to its right is the planet Jupiter.  Jupiter is highly visible to the naked eye at the moment and if you look through a pair of binoculars you can also see Jupiter's orbiting moons.  You will need to rest the binos on something to get a clear view.  This website has some more information about the current position of Jupiter.

At 7pm today the Earth is the closest to the Sun as it will get this year.  At 8am this morning the sun was putting on this spectacular show, as seen through our landing window.

 Too beautiful not to share.
Pj x

1 comment:

Gem said...

Very beautiful x x x x