More Close-Up Videos of Stars and Venus

Here are four more videos of stars and what I think is Venus, taken with my Nikon Coolpix P900. These videos are nothing special. I’m not a professional photographer. But it’s clear to me that these celestial bodies are not hundreds of thousands, millions, billions, trillions or quadrillions of miles away…


Vauvenargues on Seeing Clearly the Relative State of Things (Quote)

Vauvenargues“We ought never to be afraid to repeat an ancient truth when we feel that we can make it more striking by a neater turn, or bring it alongside of another truth, which may make it clearer, and thereby accumulate evidence. It belongs to the inventive faculty to see clearly the relative state of things, and to be able to place them in connection, but the discoveries of past ages belong less to their first authors than to those who make them practically useful to the world.”

~ Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715 – 1747), French writer and moralist