The Certainty Of The Night Sky by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

November 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I write this in a time of uncertainty. When uncertain, going out on a clear night, there are things that are certain. Often I look at the technical information about the objects observed (and those facts are in the underlying photo details). I have taught Astronomy. I have practiced and taught Celestial Navigation. This is my nature.

But on this night, there is something more than science and knowledge. I took a moment to wonder. I took a moment to be assured of the steadfastness of these celestial objects. Orion is on the hunt, and the moon is in its transit. And they will be there again tomorrow.  

WaningGibbousMoon87_Detail_20201104_DSCN1103

OrionRising_20201104_DSCN1110Orion RisingThe constellation of Orion is among the oldest recognized constellations in the world.
Among the earliest known depictions of Orion lies in a prehistoric Aurignacian mammoth ivory carving dated to be between 32,000 to 38,000 years old.
Orion is the 26th largest constellation in the sky, stretching for around 594 square degrees.
Contains: Alnilam, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix
Star Systems: Iota Orionis, Rigel

WaningGibbousMoon87_HangingIn_20201104_DSCN1105Waning Gibbous Moon 87%: Hanging InPhase: Waning Gibbous<br/> Illumination: 87%<br/> Moon Age: 18.26 days<br/> Moon Angle: 0.50<br/> Moon Distance: 396,305.21 km<br/> Sun Angle: 0.54<br/> Sun Distance: 148,318,653.51 km WaningGibbousMoon87_HangingIn_20201104_DSCN1105Waning Gibbous Moon 87%: Hanging InPhase: Waning Gibbous<br/> Illumination: 87%<br/> Moon Age: 18.26 days<br/> Moon Angle: 0.50<br/> Moon Distance: 396,305.21 km<br/> Sun Angle: 0.54<br/> Sun Distance: 148,318,653.51 km

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Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Moon/Space/Night Sky" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 


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