Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We saw Jupiter!

The sky was so beautiful this past weekend, and we had heard that we could get a good glimpse of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.  We don't actually have a telescope although if Evan's interest in outerspace continue, we may need to get one.  Anyway, we thought we would just see if our telescopic lens for our camera would zoom in enough so we could see the phenomenon.  We weren't expecting much, but we were pleasantly surprised that we found the planet as well as two of its moons.  We couldn't actually get our camera to hold the focus and take the picture, but it was still neat to see.  We also captured some beautiful shots of the gorgeous full moon.  Did you see it? 

This tiny little dot was Jupiter.  When we zoomed in, you could see it had a reddish glow around it. 

A zoomed in but poorly focused picture of Jupiter.  It kind of looks like an amoeba, huh? 

The beautiful moon.  So glad we paused to enjoy this "small" wonder! 

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