Mary’s Crescent Moon

P1000305Just a quick photo of this evening’s crescent moon, here on a clear cold winter night.  I happen to step out to toss some compost into the pile.  When I turned around this is what I saw.  In the post I wrote about Light in the Gospels, I mentioned that Mary, Jesus’ mother, has the crescent moon as one of her symbols.  Well, here it is.  On the closer shot, you can also see the planet Venus, and possibly another planet faintly.  I would have to do some astronomy investigating to determine whether this was Saturn or Jupiter at this time.  Look, Greek gods all about the heavens!




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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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8 Responses to Mary’s Crescent Moon

  1. So beautiful those heavens…

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Thanks. I wonder, some times, how often I miss a scene like this because I did not look up. As I mentioned, my observation was purely circumstantial in that I happened to step outside to take care of chore.


  2. Barneysday says:

    Beautiful shot. We’ve have a few very clear nights, and the moon and stars have been beautiful. When the air is clear here, the view is fantastic.

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