Thursday, September 23, 2010

Super Harvest Moon Light Show

Ryan sent an article to me from The Miami Herald, titled, " 'Super Harvest Moon' light show expected at sunset tonight."  It had been an overcast day and it didn't look good for viewing the skies tonight.  But by the time bath time was over, the skies had cleared up and this is what we saw:

A full moon starting the beginning of autumn for the first time in 20 years, making an extremely bright moon.

Jupiter just below the moon, the first time in 47 years that it has been this close to our moon (about every 12 years they are on the same side of the sun).

Three of the four moons of Jupiter, with the telescope that daddy had gotten when he was twelve.

The reaction Alyssa had when she first saw Jupiter and the moons was priceless... she literally gasped when she finally figured out how to look into the telescope to see it and proceeded to say and she smiled broadly in amazement, "It's amazing!"  

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