The Mid-June Sky

Here’s a photo of last night’s deliriously clear sky near my house at around 10pm. This might very well be one of the last of these gorgeous skies before the hazy hot nights set in. In this shot, you can see Saturn near the brightest stars of Scorpius, and Mars near the two brightest stars of Libra, the scales. Those two long and luxurious names Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali, which strangely enough, are in my spelling dictionary, mean “southern claw” and “northern claw” respectively. What? Your scale doesn’t have claws? Have I used that joke already?

Clear skies, everyone!



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