Flintstone Stargazing

December 2, 2008

Moon/Venus/Jupiter Conjunction on 12/2/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Jupiter, Moon, Observation Journal, Planets, Venus — Tags: — Ed @ 9:22 pm

Okay, as I said in a previous post, I’m not too into conjunctions. They’re kind of neat, I guess, but they don’t get me too excited. That said, I figured with the nice clear skies we’re having this evening I should get a shot of the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter even though they were closest the past two days. I was still able to get them all in-frame on this shot and zoom in just a bit with the camera, I think with the motion of the Moon, that by tomorrow, the three of them probably won’t fit in the same frame. It’s amazing to me how quickly Jupiter has been moving compared to Venus lately. It seems like just a couple weeks ago it was well above Venus, but now it’s actually slightly below it in the sky. It’ll soon leave the night sky altogether and I’ll be left with only Venus in the night sky for a while.

Oh and by the way this guy has a great shot from 2 days ago – the planets and the Moon almost look like a smiley face.


1 Comment »

  1. Hey, thanks for the redirect. Like your blog. I will have to keep adding bits on my rooftop sessions.
    Take care.

    Comment by Arthur — December 3, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

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