Dusk, Friday Night

Neighbor: “What are you staring at?”

Me: “The Moon.”

Neighbor: “Oh… wow. I don’t look as much as I want to.”

Me: “I know; no one does.”

Neighbor: “{pointing} What are those?”

Me: “{pointing} Mercury & Mars.””Wow.”

Neighbor: “It’s fun to imagine what it looks like from… wherever.”

Me: “Yeah, Mars must be… it must be on the other side of the Sun…?”

Neighbor: “Yeah… What do you think this’ll look like tomorrow?”

Me: “You’ll be here?”

Neighbor: “Yep.”

Me: “See you then.

The 5% full Moon setting at around 8:00 PM June 26, 2017
The 5% full Moon setting at around 8:00 PM June 26, 2017

1 Comment

  1. I got to take a friend out stargazing this weekend. It was nice seeing the Moon and inner planets lined up lined up like that. We even caught Venus briefly, before she dipped below the horizon.

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