I saw the Venus and Jupiter conjunction after all! After the muggy cloud cover all day I figured there wasn’t much chance, but it actually cleared up (and cooled off) after nightfall.
Planetary Triangle on Flickr.
Last night I had a perfect view of the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, but only a phone. Tonight I had a more obstructed view, but I think the power lines ended up making it a bit more interesting than a plain photo with this camera would have been.
It’s also astonishing how quickly Mercury moves. No wonder they named it after the god of speed.
Photo: Planetary Triangle – Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter
Planetary triangle. I had a clear view of the Jupiter, Mercury and Venus conjunction last night, but couldn’t get a picture with my phone. Tonight I had a camera, but power lines hung in front of the only view I had. (I didn’t have time to go looking for another spot.) It makes for an interesting effect, though, doesn’t it? #sky #nightsky #planets #stargazing #venus #mercury #jupiter #notaphone #conjunction #astronomy
St. Patrick’s Day Moon & Jupiter on Flickr.
Yesterday I looked at the moon and Jupiter and thought, there’s going to be another conjunction tomorrow, isn’t there? Then I forgot, but fortunately I had to make a grocery run.
I took this photo just minutes ago. If you’re in the western half of North America, and the sky is clear, you can walk outside RIGHT NOW and see this.
Photo: St. Patrick’s Day Moon & Jupiter conjunction. Going on RIGHT NOW if you want to go out and see.
The #Moon and #Jupiter in near conjunction, two views. Upper left with the cameraphone, lower right with a better camera. Nothing makes you appreciate how bright the moon really is like trying to avoid overexposing it without making the second brightest planet disappear. #astronomy #planets