Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus
Sometimes the sky above can become quite a show. Yesterday, (9/14/10) for example,
the Moon and Venus converged, creating quite a sight by itself for sky enthusiasts
around the globe. From some locations, though, the sky was even more picturesque.
In the above image taken from Spain, a crescent Moon and the planet Venus, on the far right,
were captured during sunset posing against a deep blue sky. In the foreground, dark storm
clouds loom across the image bottom, while a white anvil cloud shape appears above.
Black specks dot the frame, caused by a flock of birds taking flight. Very soon after
this picture was taken, however, the birds passed by, the storm ended, and Venus and
the Moon set. The Moon and Venus have now separated, although Venus will remain
visible at sunset for the rest of this month.