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Monday, May 17, 2010

celestial dance

being in rural india has some serious charms.
the low levels of pollution and the lack of artificial lighting in the nights, opens up the spectacular night sky.
one can never tire watching the splendour of the moon in its various shapes and positions or the magnificence of the early morning orange sun. and the rare solar rings.
and stars are a daily awe-inducing sight.
and i am not even an interested astronomer - just like to look up.

the tough part is to capture this beauty and bring it to this blog. unfortunately, the equipment does not allow this, yet.

but here is a try at what we saw last night on the western skyline - the celestial dance between venus and the crescent moon. just lovely.

as the moon rose, it released venus from the eclipse pose. here are some better photos.