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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Back from a comma: Sky-view

Cannot believe that my last post was four years ago. I had almost forgotten about this blog until today a young colleague, Ankita, wrote and said I should revive it.

So, here. It was not a full stop, it was a comma and you know that because I am writing this blog to say, I am almost back.

Here is a picture I took on my flight from Pune to Delhi a on Sep 3 at 730 pm. The time and the date is important only if you intend to go on one of those astronomy/ sky watching apps or sites to see what was around the horizon that evening.

I have never been able to take a picture like this from the sky. The reflections in the cabin windows at night make it impossible. This turned out quite well. I clicked because I saw the Moon and a planet (which turned out to be Venus). But, with my eyesight I could not see the faint Jupiter below and to the right of Venus. Once I had the picture amplified on my phone screen it became visible.

Airlines should have a sky-watch program. They may even make money on it.