Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lunar and Planetary Conjunction December 25, 2012

Wow! What an astronomical event. All the planets of our solar system and our moon in close proximity. And the world didn't even end. Here's a photo I made of the astronomical phenomenon. Be sure to click on the photo to see it in its entirety.

Our daughter gave her dad the solar system for Christmas. Here it is right here in her dad's lap.

In the small container on the right are Earth, Moon (no frosting), and Mercury. In the larger container are  Jupiter, Venus, Uranus (top row) and Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune (bottom row). Her dad ate Pluto first because he said it wasn't even a planet, anyway.

She made the planets  from yummy white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie dough and hand mixed the frosting colors to decorate them. We have tried to be good and not eat them all at one time, but only Neptune is left.

Nota bene:  I guess the world did end...somebody ate Earth!!