Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nightwatch


Night sky over Norcia last night by my buddy, Emanuele Persiani. I commented: "WOW! Ho bisogno di guardare verso il cielo più spesso!" I should look up into the sky more often!

He replies, "soprattutto quando non c'è la luna!" Especially when there's no moon.

This neat moon-phase calendar says we're two days away from the dark-night. Just a little sliver left.

“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia”
― Ptolemy, Almagest



~

3 comments:

tubbs said...

Thank you, Hilary, for both photo and Ptolemy quote.
I have quit observing all Federally mandated holidays; I stick to the liturgical calendar for my feast days, and both solar and lunar marks for other festive times.

Michael Demers said...

How can you sleep when the night is this gorgeous?

Anonymous said...

I hope you were able to see the Perseids. I'm wondering if that shooting star in the photo might not be one of them, early in their season.

I live in Los Angeles and rarely have a chance to see the night sky; the first time my husband took me camping, up in Northern California, I couldn't stop looking at the stars.

Lorena B