Photo Credit: Jack Fusco: CLICK photo for larger view and see below for information and links.

This beautiful photo comes from Jack Fusco and like all of his work it just brilliant. That fact hasn’t gone unnoticed as this photo was featured in NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) just this week. This photo was taken on March 1st 2014 as Venus, the Morning Star (or as the ancient Greeks called it; “Phosphorus, Bringer of Light” when it appeared heliacally), is seen rising over Sea Isle City, New Jersey.

As this photo was taken, Venus was approximately 35 million miles distant as it just went through inferior conjunction on January 11, 2014. Seen here shimmering on the Atlantic, it may seem to you that our sister planet, had it not encountered a runaway greenhouse event, should be just as livable as Earth as it’s right there almost next door. Unfortunately, Venus lies just inside the habitable zone boundary and it not a suitable environment for liquid water just as Mars cannot support it either as it’s just beyond the reach of the habitable zone.

Appreciate every day, including today, and take pause in just how fortunate we are to experience life and to share it with one another. Below are many of Jack’s media avenues and please go visit because you will be impressed. His night sky photos and time lapse work will take your breath away!

Jack Fusco Photography: http://www.jackfusco.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwfusco

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+JackFusco/posts

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jackfusco#

FLICKR: https://www.flickr.com/photos/xclearmindx/

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jackfusco

500px: http://500px.com/jackfusco

Zenfolio: http://jackfusco.zenfolio.com/f530997606

NASA APOD feature for this photo: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140307.html

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