Monday, January 6, 2014

In Awe

Near midnight, from an impossibly bright city sidewalk
and through a tangle of wired electricity
I can see Jupiter, at this moment only 391 million miles from me,
instead of the usual 483 million miles — the distance shortened
by the momentary alignment of the sun, the earth and Jupiter.
And amazing, that the 92 million mile difference
makes so significant an impact on my ability to view
this hydrogen and helium mass, speck of dust that I am
in the scheme of things....

photo courtesy of NASA

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