I saw the Venus and Jupiter conjunction after all!

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.

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.

#stargazing #venus #jupiter #conjunction #nightsky #planets

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Planetary Triangle

Planetary Triangle on Flickr.

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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.

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Photo: Planetary Triangle – Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter

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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?

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

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Moon & Jupiter

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.

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The Moon and Jupiter in near conjunction, two views.

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

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

https://hyperborea.org/journal/2013/01/moon-and-jupiter-conjunction/

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