Thursday, March 15, 2012

See Venus and Jupiter in Night Sky from Wash, DC Tonight

Here's a photo taken of the evening sky from Bowie, Md. by Frank Reddy of NASA Goddard. He's even labeled  it. He took this on March 13, 2012, and Venus and Jupiter are very bright in the sky along with several bright stars in Aries. Inset: In the closeup is Jupiter & its brightest moons. Thanks, Frank!
BTW- WHY IS VENUS SO BRIGHT?  That’s partly because sunlight is easily reflected by acidic clouds that blanket the planet’s atmosphere.
Playing with a new camera, I took both images last night. More info: Venus and Jupiter at closest approach (3°) on March 13, 2012, along with several bright stars in Aries, as seen from Bowie, Md. The inset shows a closeup of Jupiter on the same evening, revealing its retinue of four bright moons. Main image: 4 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400, 32mm focal length; inset: 1 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, 300mm focal length. Credit: Frank Reddy

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next