Monday, September 17, 2007

Paint the sky purple

Dave Caldwell really turned on the purple for this New York Times story on stargazing in Pennsylvania's Cherry Springs State Park:

Glimmering like a sequined showgirl and hovering in the Western sky near the setting sun, Venus appeared first, the warm-up act for what would become a cavalcade of, literally, thousands of real stars.

Venus is pretty, sure, but geez! I hate to get down on a guy for talking up the beauty of the night sky, but what real sky could live up to this?

After all, any old 737 can light up the night: It's the knowledge that every star and planet is a whole other world that makes the sky truly majestic.

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