Thursday, July 7, 2011

A sliver of a moon

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We were sitting outside watching the changing shades of color in the 8:00 pm sky.
This new moon of a few nights ago signaled the beginning of the Hebrew month Tamuz.
(Hebrew months and moons are explained in a previous post.)
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In less than three weeks Muslims will be watching for the next crescent moon, the sighting of which means that Ramadan observance can begin.
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Happy SkyWatch Friday!
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13 comments:

  1. You did see a beautiful and colorful sky. Pretty sky and photo. Happy skywatching!

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  2. Those colors are beautiful! I love the twilight sky!

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  3. This fascinating view suggests an uplifting meditation.

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  4. What beautiful colors of the sky. I enlarged your photo to get a look at that sliver of your moon.

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  5. hello beautiful Dina, what a beautiful post where the colours of the sky are entwined with the colours of the heart...
    shalom love and light.

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  6. This kind of sky light and colors is always breathtaking. And the silvery tiny moon adds just the right element to the whole picture.

    Happy SWF, Dina.

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  7. Great sky, an essential and beautiful image.

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  8. What a glorious sky! The phases of the moon simply pass most of us by here in the USA...at least among those I know. Half the time I never even see the moon. Sure would love to live somewhere that the night sky is wide open to my view and there's not so much light in the city that the stars cannot be seen.

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  9. I love the idea that months begin when someone physically, actually visually confirms that there is in fact a new moon! it's a lovely reflection of how connected to and dependant on their environment people once were.

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  10. Such a beautiful, peaceful looking sky.

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