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Goddess of love and beauty

A few years ago two friends and I were walking through a dark parking lot on the way to our car. I looked up and enthusiastically pointed out Venus to them.

One of my friends followed my gaze and had a definite WOW moment. The other was completely uninterested. He didn't even bother to look up. "Don't you ever wonder about all the things happening up there?" I asked him. "Not really."


I'm not sure I will ever understand that reaction.

This photograph, taken by Jimmy Westlake, shows Venus and the moon as they appeared to Colorado observers on Saturday (May 19). Jimmy Westlake is a Professor of Physical Sciences at Colorado Mountain College.

See more pictures from over the weekend at SpaceWeather.com under "Weekend Planets."

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  1. That's beautiful. It looks like some planet's sun with a small moon around it. Absolutely lovely.

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