Wednesday, January 14, 2015

And Jupiter aligns with Mars

Tuesday morning's sky was dramatic. Big lines of clouds stretched across from one horizon to the other, separated by wide swaths of blue. A waning moon was hidden, then revealed, as the cloud lines moved across the sky, hurried along by a stiff wind. Jetliners made their way against the current and their short contrails didn't last long.

I almost missed this shot. By the time I got the camera's settings right, the moon and the jet were nearly behind the clouds.

As the sun rose, the clouds lit up. Pale pink at first, then suddenly bright white on their eastern edges. It was quite a spectacle.


  1. Nice spot, well composed...
    but the nightmare of getting the settings right...
    it is all Aquarius under the bridge...
    when you do catch a shot like this!!

  2. Could it be the dawning of 'the age of Aquarius'?

  3. Many a brolly will be blown inside out over the coming hours.
    (Fab pic, btw)

  4. And peace will guide the planet? Stunning photo!

  5. Love this photo. Well done for capturing it!

  6. Harmony and understanding
    Sympathy and trust abounding
    No more falsehoods or derisions
    Golden living dreams of visions
    Mystic crystal revelation
    And the minds true liberation
    Lyrics from

  7. almost looks like the ceiling from La Capella Sistina except for the jet plume :)


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