Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_constellations.thumb.jpg.6034fe99df7fe590f77a776877551964.jpg

louizi

TWO PLANETS IN THE 5:46 SKY

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Venus and Jupiter
Trailing each other
Like a star and a half
As I watch the east-west sky.

Like sister and brother
Holding hands one in the other
Trying to find their path
Through the ecliptic plane.

One is brighter
Compared to the other
As they sail through
The 5:46 morning sky.

A beautiful sight to gaze at
Yet a contrast
To see Venus brighter
And Jupiter dimmer

Cos my mind flashed the reminder
That Venus a smaller
Compared to Jupiter
That is much more bigger.

I seem to have a reason
much cooler and brighter
To wake up every morning
Since I got my Newtonian.

Am glad I found also
A home of willing teachers
A lounge of enthusiasts
To lead me in my star trek
As Venus lead Jupiter
In today's 5:46 morning sky.

Thank you SGLers
You have been my brightest stars.

Edited by louizi
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Louis

Not quite at 5:46 this morning (taken at 07:25 to be exact), but I think my photo of Venus and Jupiter paints the picture of your poem quite well.

Photo was taken using a Canon 70D, with a 55-250mm lens at 55mm, F5.6 for a 1 second exposure. I had my tripod set up in my garden looking South. There is always plenty of early morning aircraft traffic, with the overnight transatlantic flights heading towards the south of England, hence the vapour trails in the photograph.

 

Regards

BinzaukIMG_3245.thumb.JPG.5405b532424268de1bbab7e3eebaa096.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Binzauk said:

Not quite at 5:46 this morning (taken at 07:25 to be exact), but I think my photo of Venus and Jupiter paints the picture of your poem quite well. 

I guess the reason for the our different observation time is because am in Oyo state, Nigeria.

Nigeria is about one hour ahead of England in the time zone hence Venus would be observed in the sky about one hour earlier before people in England  would see her, this is why I saw Venus and Jupiter about one hour earlier before you did...

Yes, the photo did paint a clear picture of my poem. Maybe I will do as you did and take a picture of Venus and Jupiter tomorrow morning as they pass by.

I think one good thing to be in Nigeria with out constant power outage is it gives us a dark background for a clearer observation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.