Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In the Night Sky

When you look up in the sky at night, what do you see? There is the moon in all its delightful phases:

There are stars, which us humans have grouped into constellations.

Depending on your point of view, you can see Ursa Major, the Big Dipper or Crux, the Southern Cross:
Crux from Taiwan
by PK Chen
We can pick out Scorpius in the sky by the bright orange star, Antares:

And on a clear, New Moon night, the Milky Way. So many stars!

Our favorite star cluster is The Pleiades.

The ancient Greeks have their stories of all the stars, referred to as the Seven Sisters, as do just about every culture on the planet. You probably see the stars every day here on the ground, as they have been stylized for the logo for Subaru.

Show us what you see! Send your artwork to 1xeritas@gmail.com by 2PM Tuesday, September, 20, 2016 along with your notes of inspirations and blog links. We'll post them later the same day.

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