Monday, December 1, 2008

The Stars of Christmas ...

What better way to begin the Christmas season than with a truly awesome display in the night skies, courtesy of God. Tonight, a slender crescent moon will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter. They won't be as close again until the year 2052.

This would be a perfect way for your family to celebrate the "reason for the season" before all the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins. It's going to be cold, so bundle up and make it a special Christmas memory for your children ... and for you.

*Photo of the 2004 Alignment by The Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Thanks for the heads up on this Janie...I want to be able to see it!

It is cold isn't it-I don't remember it getting this cold this early in years past!

Anonymous said...

Morning Janie! I hope I can stay awake to see this!!lol Thanks for the info. Also I love all your little signs; your friends needlework inspired me to start cross-stitching again!lol Have a great Monday - Sincerely, Jeannette

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how lovely, Janie! It's perfection in every way. Thank you for this special picture and message.

May the blessings of the one to whom that star pointed fill your heart to overflowing!


Sheila :-)

southerninspiration said...

Beautiful pic! Thanks for sharing!

Bo said...

Yes, you are so right...this would be a perfect thing to do to remind one & all of the reason for the season...BTW, my computer is sooo sick...I've got to try to find somebody to fix if I'm missing in action, you'll know why...I'm using my DH's acc't. to post this...Oh the misery! ;-) Bo

salmagundi said...

I wish I still had little kids at home to share the night sky with tonight. We are babysitting the grandkids on Thursday night - maybe then it will be clear and we can check out the stars. Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie - Wow - This will be great to enjoy w/ my family tonight. Thanks for the heads up.

I finally set up my blog
although I am still "tweaking" it. And I hope to post my laundry room pics soon since your LR inspired me so much! Audrey (ladybug67 from RMS)

nikkicrumpet said...

I was hoping to get a glimpse...but the sky is so cloudy I can't see a single star. Hopefully tomorrow night will be better!

Anonymous said...

I popped in to tell you I thought of you while watching Bill O'Reilly tonight he had Vince Flynn on, you're so right he's a cutie pie.

Very cloudy here in the NE I would love to get a peek !!!

Good Night Janie,
Kathy :)

beth at aunties said...

I am so glad I sat down tonight to check on some new friends. We will go out and look into the big beautiful Heavens tonight. It is very clear and so unseasonably warm here in Utah. I hope we will be able to see it.
Thank You for the message to celebrate the Reason for this wonderous season.
May He fill your life with rich blessings from above,