Squiggly Jupiter

I love the night sky in Auburn. The darkness in the country, the lack of light pollution mean that the stars are so much more visible there than when I am home here in Adelaide. Brian Cox’s TV program about the planets was on over a few weeks on Sunday nights when I was up there, and after the show about Jupiter I went out and found it beaming down through the bare winter branches of the liquidambar tree. Of course I don’t have a tripod, so my pictures have it as a squiggle of light rather than a spot. But that makes me think of the incomprehensible distances, the immensity of the big sky, the galaxies up there, the sun shining on far away Jupiter and then that showing up in my camera lens – and on the other hand the small movements of my hand and eyes as I look up from an insignificant spot in that huge universe. Wonderful.

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4 Responses to Squiggly Jupiter

  1. Peter Anthony Willis says:

    Squiggly Jupiter looks like a small angel in the trumpet blowing position. Nice

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