During a recent morning walk, the dawning sky changed from dark and ominous to blazingly brilliant over a period of about 28 minutes. We heeded the warning of “red in the morning,” and were properly sheltered during the afternoon thunderstorms that followed. Undaunted, however, was a planet peering through the clouds.
Venus, in the upper image, is seen peeking below a dark bar of clouds. It has been the morning star in the east before sunrise since the beginning of the year but now it is sinking lower and lower every morning and will soon disappear. By Halloween it will have reappeared in the western sky as the brilliant evening star, rising higher and higher in the twilight through the holiday season.
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