I did look up from time to time to experience the stark beauty of trees not yet aware of spring as the sun was disappearing below the horizon. Looking up higher, I could recognize, despite my general astronomical ignorance, the convergence of Venus and Jupiter that I had learned about on the radio. The stars would appear even closer together in two days, but the fickle Pittsburgh sky could hardly be counted on to be as clear on Thursday as on Tuesday, so I ran inside for my camera and tripod.
I took a number of pictures, some using exposures as long as 8 seconds. My best efforts are below. Click on the images for a larger view.
|Horizon from my second-story Mt. Lebanon deck|
|Venus (upper right) and Jupiter (lower left)|