Friday, October 24, 2008

Skywatch Friday

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On Wednesday, 22nd October 2008, India launched it's maiden unmanned mission to the moon.
The mission's goals are not just mapping the surface of the moon but also the distribution of elements and minerals.  The $80 million mission plans to test systems for a future moon landing.
It was a historic moment for our country.
And while different missions continue to explore the moon, we continue to stare at the moon, photograph it and enjoy romantic moonlit nights.

This is the moon as seen from my balcony on Wednesday night.


  1. Yes Anu, it really is exciting - and peaceful.
    I had a hope long ago that the whole world would put all efforts into going into space rather than making war.
    Vain hope.

  2. I have always been interested in and excited by space exploration. I salute all those involved in India's space program.

    An Arkie's Musings

  3. This is great! I hope you will find new adventures and information on the moon to inform the people on earth. Happy Skywatch.


  4. I lovely moon above the city.

    And congratulations on India's moon shot!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog post.

  5. I hope all goes well for the mission to the moon. It's about time the space program got under way again. It is lovely meeting you.

  6. beautifully shot
    love that last sentence too!

  7. I saw the launch in the TV. Pretty awesome sight

  8. Moon shots can be difficult to catch with the camera. Nice night image!


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