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Post-super moon

I was able to photograph the pre-super moon Monday (two posts down). Tuesday, true to my prediction, clouds obscured the super moon and the entire sky completely; and tonight, Wednesday, my husband took this photo of the post-super moon.  The moon is red from passing sunlight in the atmosphere as it rose.

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Pre-Super Moon

The actual Super-moon is supposed to show tomorrow, but I thought the prequel was pretty close to the genuine article; and anyway, it could always be cloudy tomorrow.

The tree branch seems to reach out, as if to suggest alliance between Earth and its moon.

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Orion, 5:37 AM

Once again, we are indebted to our cat, Effie, for getting us up to view the spectacularly brilliant night sky. My husband used a 20-second exposure to photograph Orion in all his glory.

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Early morning prairie sky

I don't know what the nebula-like blobs are. I don’t know what the nebula-like blobs are. Space amoebas?

Venus (largest body to the right), and Jupiter in conjunction

Venus (largest body to the right), and Jupiter in conjunction

Vic's photo of Venus (right), Jupiter, and Mars (below and slightly left of Jupiter) in what is actually a triple conjunction triple conjunction

Vic’s photo of Venus (right), Jupiter, and Mars (below and slightly left of Jupiter) in what is actually a triple conjunction.

Effie brought the 5:30 AM sky to my attention when she informed me there was litter in her box ready for transport outside. Orion sparkled brilliantly in the south, and Venus, Jupiter, and Mars lined up in a triple conjunction in the east. My photo picked up only Venus and Jupiter, but I noticed what looked like Mars in the far left of my husband’s photo. He checked an online star map, and Mars was indeed the third partner of a triple conjunction.

The Lord gave us a beautiful cat to ensure our waking to His manifest glory above us, awesome to us, and still so unintelligible to us.

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