Saturday, January 27, 2007

Castle and Sky


.Credit & Copyright Paco Bellido
Explanation: While Comet McNaught ruled southern skies, last week's conjunction of the Moon and Venus could be enjoyed by denizens of both hemispheres of planet Earth. The two more commonly viewed celestial beacons produced this lovely twilight scene, recorded last Saturday in skies above Almodovar near Cordoba in southern Spain. Brilliant Venus and a slender crescent Moon seem to overlook the small town, along with a well-lit Castle Almodovar. The impressive castle's construction began in the 700s on the strategic site of a Roman fort. It was extensively restored in the 20th century.

4 comments:

Farmer John said...

That is really cool.

cube said...

Beautiful. We got a good look at the crescent moon & Venus last Saturday. There was a fireworks show going on so it was a double treat in the sky.

Brooke said...

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Eyes said...

GREAT idea Brooke! I think I'll do it too..