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.