Last night I noticed the conjunction between two bright stars and the half moon.
Early in the night an imaginary line drawn between those two stars passed right under the moon.
The moon was so close to those stars (turns out to be Spica and Jupiter the nearer one) that as the night progressed
you could actually perceive the moon’s minuscule movement across the sky.
Such evenings make the universe seem a little closer and real for me.
Fascinating, it moves!, and fun and it encourages reflection on the physical reality of our solar system which leads to all sorts of other musing.
This evening it’s still pretty cool. Early night it seemed that the moon’s vertex was almost at a right angle to the other two stars.
That set up gives the mind another excellent reference gauge to track the motion of the moon as the angle of that vertex shifts and
the triangle slowly progresses towards what will be an increasingly Scalene triangle next couple nights.
10:38 mtn. time