Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 30th November, 2013)
Give me a clue.
Looks good Rev. Is this looking SW, I am trying to get my bearings.
TO THE EVENING STAR - William Blake (1757-1827)
Where is Venus?
Right there Mick, above the lights & between the 2 trees. Nice calm photo.
Here in Norfolk late afternoon yesterday, Venus was shining bright against a sky that was still blue.
well done reverend a star picture of a star
Stunning picture Rev. David.....the evening star.....cheers!!!
mick its a landscape piccy "DEEEEEEEEER" and michael aspel did a program called give me a clue
I can see it now its in between the two trees, at first I was looking to high up.
Venus Over Billinge -sounds romantic! almost ...
Thanks for the comments. Yes, we're looking south-west - the ridge at the back is Billinge-Ashurst, with the lights of Orrell immediately below. The lights coming in from the left are on Gathurst Road - with the stream of lights sloping down from the left above them being the lights of motors on the M6.
Nice image Rev David. Despite the fact that ancient cultures referred to Venus as the Morning or Evening Star - it is actually a planet and the second from the sun. " My Very Easy Method Just Shows Us Nine Planets." Mars Venus Earth Mercury Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto. Much easier than the one used by the star gazers! (IMHO)
Hi Janice, could you not re-arrange the planets in order from the Sun by placing them as: Mercury, Venus Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto?
Your 'My Very Easy' would still read the same :-))
Nice one. Mick,should have gone to Specsavers.
Beautiful, I love it!!!!
Rev David; You will know that the `Evening Star` was the last steam loco built. Extract from:-
"BR standard class 9F number 92220 Evening Star, is a preserved British steam locomotive completed in 1960. It was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways. It holds the distinction of being the only British main line steam locomotive ear-marked for preservation from the date of construction. It was the 999th locomotive of the whole British Railways Standard range."
For info on the planet Venus see:-
Yes, Venus has been prominent just recently. Magnitude -4.4, I think that's the brightest I've ever seen it. Brilliant. Pun intended.
Beautiful picture, Rev.David. My first thought was "All is calm,all is bright"!
....Jim, I love clever puns and this was cleverer than many!
There are only eight planets, Pluto is no longer classified as a Planet!