Moon Over Snow Covered Twin Peaks BW Panorama
Scenic black and white panorama view of an early morning full moon setting over the snow covered Colorado Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911 feet and Longs Peak 14,256 feet.
Colorado black and white fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
The Blue Hour
The blue hour, Jackson Lake, Jackson Lake State Park, Morgan County, Colorado. The blue hour, one hour of time after sunset and before sunrise, a great time of day for photo taking. It is fun to keep in touch of daily sunrise/ sunsets and moon phase and rise and fall. This is during May No Moon.
Colorado fine art nature landscape images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
Longmont City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky
An early morning view of Longmont Colorado City lights looking east before the sunrise with a bright view of Planet Venus in the sky. The sky’s brightest planet is very prominent in the eastern predawn and dawn sky throughout April.
Here are some facts about this planet. Venus, is the second planet from the sun and is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The only planet named after a female.
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year: It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis. The planet’s orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days, compared to the Earth’s 365.
Venus is often called the Earth’s sister planet: Earth and Venus are very similar in size with only a 638 km difference in diameter, Venus having 81.5% of the Earth’s mass. Both also have a central core, a molten mantle and a crust.
Venus rotates counter-clockwise: Also known as retrograde rotation. A possible reason might be a collision in the past with an asteroid or other object that caused the planet to alter its rotational path. It also differs from most other planets in our solar system by having no natural satellites.
Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky: Only the Moon is brighter. With a magnitude of between -3.8 to -4.6 Venus is so bright it can be seen during daytime on a clear day.
Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times greater than the Earth’s: While its size and mass are similar to Earth, the small asteroids are crushed when entering its atmosphere, meaning no small craters lie on the surface of the planet. The pressure felt by a human on the surface would be equivalent to that experienced deep beneath the sea on Earth.
Venus is also known as the Morning Star and the Evening Star: Early civilizations thought Venus was two different bodies, called Phosphorus and Hesperus by the Greeks, and Lucifer and Vesper by the Romans.
Boulder Colorado Dawn City Lights Panorama
The morning magic hour, this is a large 9 image wide panorama scenic at a colorful dawn of the City of Boulder Colorado and beyond. Boulder is at an elevation of 5,400 feet above sea-level, the city is located 30 miles northwest of the Colorado state capital of Denver.
Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. In January 2010, Boulder was named one of the Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. according to TripAdvisor. Lonely Planet has named Boulder the #7 Top US Travel Destination for 2012. (December 2011). In 2010, Boulder was named one of America’s Nine Best College Towns by IndependentTraveler.com and one of the Top 12 Best College Football Towns by the Associated Press. (Prints available online – Boulder Colorado Dawn City Lights Panorama)