By the Dawn’s Early Light

Late August dawn, note the distinct dot of Venus in the lower central part of the top image.

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.

#sunrise #venus #dawn #weather

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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