January 1, 2009

the last sunset of 2008

last 2008 sunset new moon

Just below the moon is the planet Venus, shining as the evening star. A little lower on the horizon are Jupiter and Mercury. I wish I had a better camera to show you how beautiful it was. It's an unusually close alignment going on all this week. Read more here: Space.com and EarthSky.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I love the thin branch holding a planet :-)