No Time for iPhones and Earbuds

The harvest Moon and Jupiter peered between clouds through a slot in the trees. A nearby owl hooted as we walked the deserted street. Cicadas, commonly called katydids, buzzed out their morning song as the dawn brightened and burnished clouds with an orange glow. Birds awoke to serenade us with their chirping, singing, and cawing,Continue reading “No Time for iPhones and Earbuds”

Planetary Parade

This morning on our walk we saw the above spectacle, a rare alignment of the planets along with the Moon. Next month, Mercury will join the parade as well. Additionally, Neptune, not visible to the eye, lies between Venus and Jupiter. By the weekend Jupiter and Venus will be very close together, and the alignmentContinue reading “Planetary Parade”

Planetary Trio

Three planets align diagonally between the palm trees in last evening’s twilight. Bright Jupiter rests at the upper left of the image, Saturn is in the middle of the image, and very bright Venus dots the lower right of the image. Mercury was just visible a little earlier near the horizon. A year ago, JupiterContinue reading “Planetary Trio”