Another attempt at shooting the night sky. Through the viewfinder it appeared as if the tree was strung with tiny white lights, but it turned out many of the leaves on this struggling oak had their own glint.  Tonight, we’ll stay up to see Mars, the Orionids and maybe, just maybe, catch a glimpse of Comet Ison.  (The Waiting for Ison blog has lovely  illustrations showing what you can expect to see and when, in the night sky.)

Night Sky looking east
Eastern sky last night.
Moonset and sunrise
Western sky this morning with gibbous moon and 360 degree pink ring around the horizon.  

3 thoughts on “Eastern and west

  1. That is a gorgeous shot. And it does look like the treeis strung with lights. I love the muted colors in the second photo.

    1. Thanks. I shot it from inside the house, so it’s a miracle it came out. Actually both were shot from inside. In the sunrise photo you can see a “double” moon –reflection of the glass.

      1. Yes, you are right! That is really cool, and turned out well shooting from inside!

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