Friday, November 13, 2015

Skywatch--Beware the comet!


Not a real comet, but a jet plane, I think, or perhaps I've spotted a UFO and didn't know it.

I opted to say it was a comet, since today is Friday the 13th...  Historically, comets were thought to be harbingers of bad luck.  For example, the Bayeux Tapestry shows a comet when Harold of Essex snatched the English throne from William of Normandy, soon to be known as The Conqueror.

Are you superstitious?  Will you be cautious today?

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9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful! Great catch.

Alexa said...

Well, I'll be careful NOW. And well-captured!

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot! If I were superstitious, the notion of a black cat being the family cat for years on end would have bothered me.

Bob Crowe said...

No, no, no, I'm a hard science guy. I must admit, though, that when I was growing up in Queens my sister and I insisted we say alien spacecraft every night. Then our parents told us they were planes landing at La Guardia. What a let down.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I vote for a UFO! I like the strong lines in your photo.

Indrani said...

I once had a serious accident on one 13th the Friday many years back. Though I am not superstitious the memories scare me. :P :)
Loved reading your post. :)

Thérèse said...

Pas superstitieuse pour un sou mais les superstitions populaires me tiennent parfois en alerte.

Lowell said...

My comet, er comment is thus: If you don't know what it is for sure, then it must be a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object). Or, it could be Donald Trump.

Gaelyn said...

Nice shot. The 13th just came and went for me.