Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Venus & Jupiter

The planets Jupiter and Venus in alignment last night. It was a
gorgeous evening to go out and get some shots of this celestial
encounter. This event happens every 13 months. Last night, the
two planets were separated by just 3 degrees. Venus is the brighter
of the two planets even though it's much smaller in size.

When two planets line up in the sky, astronomers call it "planetary
conjunction." March 24th, 25th and 26th, a crescent moon will join
the global meeting between Jupiter and Venus being visible with the
two planets.

I took this shot of Jupiter and Venus looking through the top of our
garden arbor. Beautiful! If you get the chance and the sky is clear
tonight, go out and check this out.


Kay R. said...

Great shots!! Neil and I have noticed the bright planets recently. Just plain awesome.

Jane said...

Awesome! Love these! Be sure to take some pics when the crescent moon is out! :)