Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

12 October 2007

By Jupiter!!

I was watching the sun set for my Astronomy coursework, and I noticed this star (dot) in the sky(you might have to click on the picture to actually see it!):

So, remembering something my teacher said, I took a picture with my crappy digital camera, and then zoomed in on the camera, and got this:

Now, I've just confirmed with said teacher - this is actually Jupiter!!! Yay!:

Isn't amazing to see the planets we read about!

© Annelisa Christensen 3:17 pm

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At October 12, 2007 7:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the best part of fall, the only good part of fall, is the night sky. :)

At October 13, 2007 6:31 am, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa! Wow! Let's celebrate!

At October 13, 2007 3:32 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

MWM was really into astronomy a few years back. It's lovely when we go on holiday abroad and sit on the beach at night with a glass of wine whilst he points out all the stars and planets to me - very romantic! :) Well done for getting such a good picture,

At October 13, 2007 11:17 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

That IS amazing and for my pitch. Ahem. Hope you are doing well,my friend!

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At October 14, 2007 4:10 am, Blogger mystic rose said...

yay!! amazing indeed. that must have been very exciting.

At October 14, 2007 10:42 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello Annelisa,

My Dad has just retired and has got into astronomy/astrology... I get muddled up with the two... He does the one that involves a telescope and stargazing, as opposed to the one where you make up fortunes based on star signs.

ANYWAY - I will tell him about this and see if he has found it too. He's not SO far away from you.

Do you know how long it'll be in your bit of sky and visible for?

At October 14, 2007 3:02 pm, Blogger Dana Barnett said...

Hey Annelisa,The Cancer walk is awsome and so is so is the astronomy,very beautiful...I have a telescope and i look through it every other night it is amazing...I also know a few friends who have passed from Cancer one of them being my high school friend,She had luceamia and she was only a teenager when she had passed,I have never been to a walk but know many who have some day i would like to as well,Write back something if you can and let me know how you've been...ps I will be writing and adding more of my poetry very soon,might even put some of my art up,Now that i have met a very good man friend who knows more about computers then i do so check out my sides every now and then.PEACE Dana... :0)

At October 16, 2007 12:43 am, Blogger bulletholes said...

You're Galileo!
APOD was all about Jupiter today and the "New Horizons" fly-by...I think that was today.
I have a College Astronomy Book that I love to pore over...
Gives me an idea for a Peace Globe.

At October 16, 2007 4:56 pm, Blogger Gledwood said...

Hello Annelisa DARLING how are you long time no hear I did look for the old post you told me about but could not retrieve it... have got lost in the mire as per usual of course of late... how are YOU? O! Ta-DAAArrgh! Here's my self-portrait.:@~~
Phunkie, innit?


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