Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Photo: Venus over our house
So, looking back in the opposite direction of the moon revealed Venus in the western sky, and it was indeed clear and bright, even though no stars were yet visible.
The lights in the foreground are the landscaping lights in the front yard of our house. All of the lights inside the house were off so the "light pollution" would not diminish the light of venus. We had the landscaping lights redone about a year ago, as it was too much of a nuisance to keep replacing the bulbs that burned out in our old landscape lighting. The new lights are supposed to last for many years before changing.
The second photo is a similar view of our house with Venus in the sky the following night, with the lights on inside the house.
We have new travel photos posted at Viva la Voyage from our wonderful trip to Buddhist Bhutan.