Crescent moon and Jupiter
Note to self: Don’t try to shoot the moon with a small digital camera. You don’t get much.
I hope you saw the new moon this past week. It has been sharing the early evening sky with a very bright Jupiter, which is probably also a crescent, but I didn’t have a telescope handy to check. (My attempt to zoom in is below.)
Just about every month, I seem to spot the new moon, which I used to call the fingernail moon when I was much younger. Okay, I still call it that. It’s always a surprise to see it again, hovering over the horizon.
My Egyptian friend told me that in Arab countries, where they use a lunar calendar, the new moon signals that it is time to get paid. “Hey, where’s my pay? Can’t you see the new moon?”
The new moon and first quarter are also a higher energy time for me, usually. I sleep less and stay active all day.
Well, I’m an hour late, so it’s really Saturday already, but why can’t I count my personal “day” to be from when I wake up to when I go to sleep? I can do that — I can do whatever I want: It’s my blog.
I’m doing taxes most of the day tomorrow, hope the people are nice, or at least not too crazy. Oh, and people, do NOT bring two-year-olds to the tax office!
Okay, here’s my streaky moon/Jupiter shot. I couldn’t hold the camera still enough once I zoomed in. But I like the shot anyway.