Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Black









BLACK


Now a photo of something totally black is not terribly interesting usually, but this is one I took of the night sky in the late Autumn of 2008 is very interesting. Click to enlarge for a better view. It was a rare astrological occurrence when a new crescent moon formed a close triangle with the two planets, Venus and Jupiter. Of course they are not really close to each other or the earth in actuality. The moon is the brightest, closest and smallest of the three and is 252,000 miles away. Venus, the second brightest, closest and smallest, is 94 million miles away, while Jupiter is 540 million miles away.



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


18 comments:

CherryPie said...

That is a lovely shot. When I realised Black was the theme I wished I had saved my moon shot from earlier in the week.

jams o donnell said...

Nice choice for this week's theme JMB. I must try some moon photos myself

Carver said...

What a great shot JMB. Perfect for the theme too. Happy weekend.

Gledwood said...

O wow! I see what you mean now...

Gledwood said...

ps I want to get a little doggie (don't know if I ever will...)

my hamsters all died last year, aged about 2 and I wanted to get more, then I thought I'd rather have something a little more responsive to me...

I fixated on a cairn terrier...

apparently West Highland terriers are a white offshoot of cairns... (or the other way round, but I think it's the way I said...)

YTSL said...

Very interesting indeed -- thanks for sharing the photo *and* the explanation, JMB. :)

Life Ramblings said...

good choice. i like your interpretation for the theme.

Angie said...

Great shot! Perfect for SPH.

Mar said...

I remember that constellation because I took a picture too!! wonderful choice for the theme.

Happy PH and happy weekend!

black is black
http://maremag.blogspot.com/2010/04/black.html

archiearchive said...

Oh yes. This was the photo I missed because of cloud cover :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! That's a rare sight for me. Beautiful night shot JMB. :)

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ipanema said...

its beautiful jmb!

Carolina Victory said...

That is a very cool shot. What a perfect little triangle they make!

Thanks for visiting mine and have a nice weekend.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

Marta said...

Excellent shot. Plus a clear night. And thanks for the information on the astrological event.

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, that's an amazing shot. It's great that you were able to witness such a rare occurrence.

Ellee Seymour said...

There are varying shades of black in this picture, so you do get away with it. It's lovely to have encapsulated the planets too.

Liz said...

Lovely photo. Those are such incredible distances; it's mind-blowing to begin to think of space.

Lee said...

Clever shot, jmb. Well done!