The night sky over Ocracoke is frequently spectacular. Tonight is one such time. Stars appear to be strewn across the heavens by the hand of a playful and exuberant youth who desires nothing but to share the beauty of a rare treasure. It is tempting just to stand outside and stare at the night sky as time marches into the early morning.
Someone told Lou Ann that the three "stars" in the southern sky that are forming an isosceles triangle are the planets Venus (the brightest "star" at the bottom left), Mars (at the top), and Jupiter. I have been unable to confirm this, but they make a beautiful figure in the June sky.
If you are in an area where you can see the stars, be sure to take in the grandeur. And if you are a professional or amateur astronomer, please let us know if those three diamonds in the sky are really Venus, Mars, & Jupiter.
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