2013—Day 337—Venus

It doesn’t jump right out at you but the only bright star showing in last evening’s sunset is Venus, a tiny white dot just left of center. Despite the title of today’s blog entry, the real subject, and the reason I pulled over to capture this less than dramatic sky as I drove home, is the horizon. My Flickr group’s challenge a few days ago was “horizon” and this sunset, highlighting the rather plain horizon, would seem to fit the bill. When I noticed the white spot in the sky, my first thought was that is was a spot on my computer screen but realized it appeared in different places on my images as I moved the camera to capture different views of the horizon. Google revealed that Venus rises in the southwest at dusk in December.

Day 336-8