For those of you in the newspaper/magazine/publishing business you know what a sidebar is.
For those of you who don’t: In publishing, sidebar is a term for information placed adjacent to an article in a printed or Web publication, graphically separate but with contextual connection.
So, here’s my “sidebar” to the Venus Tranist a few days ago.
Between the “first contact of Venus” and a glorious finale of Venus during sunset there was about two hours of waiting and searching for sucker holes to look through. Not many appeared. What did appear where some wonderful senic views that deserved at the least a frame or two to document what we went through on our Venus Transit quest. Here are a few of them, all from Mohawk Mountain.
To rival images that I have taken in Tennessee these rolling hills of Connecticut/New York are just beautiful.
Clouds start to grow in the western sky.
As the sun got closer to the horizon the sucker holes turned into places where wonderful rays of light wound appear, unknowingly showing us where the sun was going to set.
Just when we thought it looked promising, these storm clouds appeared, and dissappeared, leaving us with another great image of nature at work.
It was “fire on the mountain” just before the sun had shown itself for the last time.
Finally after the show was over, mother nature was not done. As it was ment to show us one more spectacular scene, the sky lit up as it was on fire for about 15 minutes, to say a final goodbye to Venus for a very long time.