Monday, March 5, 2012

The Brightest Planets

  It was a beautiful spring feeling day in Boulder and when the sun set and the warmth lingered enticingly, I grabbed my tripod and headed out to Chautauqua park for a short little hike.  Venus and Jupiter are currently approaching one another in the sky and the moon was at the perfect angle to light up the facade of the Flatirons.  Several climbers were on the First and Third Flatirons climbing under the bright light of the moon.

   Jupiter and Venus setting behind the iconic Flatirons of Boulder.
   They are the second and third brightest objects in the night sky, dimmer only than the moon.
  Orion marches across the sky following the planets.

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