Sunday, May 27, 2012

Book of Days - April 23 through May 27

April 23-29
April 30-May 6
May 7-12
May 13
May 14-20
May 21-27

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super Moon 2012: Pleasant Evening

The early view of the Super Moon at
Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, AZ
Saturday night found me with my daughter and a couple of her friends at Steele Indian School Park to view the Super Moon.  It was hot all day but at sundown we felt the cool breezes and the peace that pre-monsoon summer nights give as consolation.
Stef and her telescope
Stefanie brought her telescope and with it she was able to get the shots below.  Yeah, they aren't great because my camera is just a point-and-shoot digital.  

Super Moon through the telescope
Mars - I think
Saturn - the ring was visible to the eye
but not so much to the camera.
We also got to see Venus in a crescent shape that Stefanie said was not a usual sight to see. 

Thanks, gals for including me on a wonderful evening.  Special thanks to the park ranger who gave us the most gentle nudge possible to get out of the park so he could lock the gates.  (Poor man had to later go back and deal with a group of drunks.)