A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Last Day of the January Skies

I have made several posts in the last few years about the January skies, and how clear and brilliant they truly are, especially the sunsets. But as I was taking my last 2017 January sunset photo, I looked up to see the beautiful waxing crescent moon along with Mars (directly North of the moon and somewhat faint), and the brilliant "star" AKA Venus (East of the moon). This was exactly at sunset on the East Coast or 5:26pm.  A big shout of Thanks to John Koz helping me to identify the two planets! John also mentioned that if you look through a telescope Venus has phases as well, looking like a crescent moon too. But I don't have a telescope and was only able to view this super bright "star" with my own eyes! I did finally find my binoculars (thought they were in that black hole!), but the scene clouded over a bit, and nothing would have worked to see the Venus crescent later this evening. Maybe tomorrow? I'll check it out if there are clear skies....move over big dipper!

BSoleille! The bright side of clear skies with super bright "star" planets!

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