My son found the perfect way to interrupt my absolute concentration on work this evening: by pointing out that the Moon, Venus and Jupiter were forming a jewel-box of an arrangement in the evening sky. And sure enough, they were. So I took a bunch of shots, of which I kept the two that comprise this set here.
If you’re in the West, somewhere amidst the Pacific or the Far East this evening, you’ll see it too.
Tags: astronomy, conjunction, jupiter, moon, venus
Great pictures, but you missed last night, when the moon was down and to the right of the planets, and made a perfect emoticon smiley : )
I saw it here in the Finger Lakes of New York, about 5:30pm, local. I was driving home from town and saw it hanging over a hillside with a great view. I’m not an ardent celestial observer, but it occurred to me: “That’s odd. I don’t recall ever seeing that before.” Go home and heard it on the news, and ran right back out to look at it again.
I thought that was a treat.
Here are some more shots I got by the SB mission and Riviera.
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