Tuesday, 27 March 2012

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers

The planets Jupiter and Venus, together with the Moon have been in a wonderful alignment in the western sky these past few nights.

I oohed and aahed  at them on Sunday (25th March 2012) as they came into view as I enjoyed a gathering at the Bradenton FL home of my friends Jack and Donna Chrisman.

Ooohing and aahing were also my sentiments last night (26th March 2012) as I looked at these two planets and earth’s satellite from just outside my front door.

Meanwhile there was Mars, clearly visible in the eastern sky.

Look west – see Venus and Jupiter”. “Look east – see Mars”.  Cool indeed.

I am glad that I have not lost a sense of awe!

It all reminded me of some words which were written some 2,500 – 3,000 years ago.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

(Psalm 8 verses 3 and 4, from the Authorised [KJV] translation of the Bible).

The following photo’s are not that great, but they are the best that I could find on "Google images", and far better than I could take with my own camera.

They are of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in the western sky.

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