Mars. Jupiter, and Saturn
Making celestial appearances
When gazing into the deep night sky
While armed with my Stellarium app and camera.
I continue to ponder in wondrous awe
At the vastness of our Milky Way.
Finding numerous star clusters
As well as the heart and soul nebulae.
Searching ever deeper into
The vast darkness of space
I might find the far off Pinwheel galaxy
And I may spy that brilliant blue star, Spica.
Or, perhaps our nearest galactical neighbor, Andromeda.
I can search the deep heavens in star struck wonder
Never tiring of the distant hidden treasures
Which emerge in view after nightfall.
There was that time I stayed for nearly twelve hours
after high noon just to glimpse the strawberry moon.
For years with a sense of adventure,
I had often dreamt to be
Aboard that fictitious journeying vessel,
Star Trek’s spaceship, Enterprise,
Voyaging upon the dark ocean of space;
That forever vast night time sky.
Palms 8:3-4 (Holy Bible International Version):
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
Note: Most of the photos you see above were taking while using the Stellarium app on my kindle fire except for the strawberry moon photo.