Saturday, July 20, 2019

Poems from Space: Distant Sun

[In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, I am re-posting some previous entries inspired by some of NASA's achievements. ~ CK]

on another world
the rays of the setting sun
are like an old friend

Photo: Martian sunset taken by the Curiosity rover
NASA photograph, courtesy of National Geographic:

Sunset on Mars

The rover caught this stunning view of the sun setting over the rim of Gale crater on April 15, 2015. Unlike our red-hued sunsets, Martian views are tinted blue thanks to fine particles that allow more blue light into the atmosphere.


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