Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Beauty of the Night Sky

The night sky always fascinates me, ever since reading a chapter about astronomy when I was a kid. Today's weather gave me an opportunity to be awestruck once more with the sky's beauty.
Moon and Venus, with the Sun setting low in the western horizon
Google SkyMap App shows the position of the Moon and Venus relative to each other
The cellphone camera just can't capture what I see. The moon and Venus hanging low in the western sky
Majestic constellation: the Hunter (Orion) at the sky's zenith
Orion as seen on Google SkyMap App

Bike Stats:

2/25/2012 5:11 PM 
Follow this route in real time

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 38.13 km (23.7 mi)
Total time: 2:21:28
Moving time: 2:13:01
Average speed: 16.17 km/h (10.0 mi/h)

Average moving speed: 17.20 km/h (10.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 40.50 km/h (25.2 mi/h)
Min elevation: 57 m (188 ft)
Max elevation: 366 m (1201 ft)
Elevation gain: 619 m (2031 ft)
Max grade: 9 %
Min grade: -11 %
Recorded: 2/25/2012 5:11 PM
Activity type: -

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