This was what we saw tonight as we were doing our evening chores. Can you see the crescent moon at the top of the photo just left of center? Beneath it, about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the photo is a very faint white spot which is Venus. I don't know if everyone's computer screen will be able to see the little speck of light, but you would be able to see it if you were to look outside just before or after sunset.
Venus is in a closer orbit to the sun than Earth. We always see it close to sunset and sunrise because of this. Venus, when seen in the morning, is called the Morning Star; at night, the Evening Star. It is the largest object in our night sky other than the moon. We cannot see it with the naked eye, however, when it is behind or in front of the sun. If you go out in the evening during the next several days and if the sky is clear, you should be able to easily find Venus. The planet has the same phases as the moon, and we can see them with a pair of binoculars; take a look at it if you can. I think the planet will look close to full moon, heading towards gibbous.
For news on the farm, we let Drive Me and her new calf out of the medical pen since the cold snap has past. Drive Me was so excited about being out of the pen that she began to run and jump and kick; she kicked her little calf hard enough for it to fly up against a fence. The calf got up and ran around after mommy for the next several minutes, so I assume it is fine. We will need to keep an eye on her.
I think I'll head off to bed and curl up with Socratic Logic. I think it may take me a while to get that book read!
Look for beauty in God's creation--