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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 30th November, 2013)

From Standish

From Standish
Venus over Billinge at dusk.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
Views: 3,237

Comment by: Mick on 30th November 2013 at 00:02

Give me a clue.

Comment by: Ken R on 30th November 2013 at 00:05

Looks good Rev. Is this looking SW, I am trying to get my bearings.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 30th November 2013 at 01:16

TO THE EVENING STAR - William Blake (1757-1827)

Comment by: peterp on 30th November 2013 at 07:23

Where is Venus?

Comment by: Helen on 30th November 2013 at 07:59

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.

Comment by: joe graney on 30th November 2013 at 08:12

well done reverend a star picture of a star

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 30th November 2013 at 08:53

Stunning picture Rev. David.....the evening star.....cheers!!!

Comment by: alan lad on 30th November 2013 at 09:07


Comment by: dirty harry on 30th November 2013 at 09:19

mick its a landscape piccy "DEEEEEEEEER" and michael aspel did a program called give me a clue

Comment by: Mick on 30th November 2013 at 09:24

I can see it now its in between the two trees, at first I was looking to high up.

Comment by: A.W. on 30th November 2013 at 09:47

Venus Over Billinge -sounds romantic! almost ...

Comment by: Rev David Long on 30th November 2013 at 10:41

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.

Comment by: Janice on 30th November 2013 at 10:47

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)

Comment by: Philip Harrison on 30th November 2013 at 12:48

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 :-))

Comment by: Hatty C. on 30th November 2013 at 13:17

Nice one. Mick,should have gone to Specsavers.

Comment by: Janet ( FL) on 30th November 2013 at 14:26

Beautiful, I love it!!!!

Thank You...

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th November 2013 at 15:33

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:-

Comment by: Jim Latham on 30th November 2013 at 16:43

Yes, Venus has been prominent just recently. Magnitude -4.4, I think that's the brightest I've ever seen it. Brilliant. Pun intended.

Comment by: Cllr on 30th November 2013 at 17:33

Great pic

Comment by: Ellen on 30th November 2013 at 19:17

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!

Comment by: Mr Tango on 6th December 2013 at 15:53

There are only eight planets, Pluto is no longer classified as a Planet!

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