Autumn Joy
What I've Been Up To

Long Shot

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Moon, 27% waxing crescent = 238,000 miles from Earth

Saturn (bright object just above and to the right of the moon) = 800,000,000 miles from Earth 

Jupiter (brightest object on right) = 483,000,000 miles from Earth.

Give or take a few thousand miles...

The bright light we see from Jupiter takes 46 minutes to travel at the speed of light (duh!) across space from the planet to our eyeballs. Mind-boggling how ENORMOUS  is our universe!

As I stood in our orchard last night, taking this photograph, I thought "Wow!

That truly is...

...a long shot!"

 

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