Saturday, February 25, 2012

Moon, Venus, and Jupiter

This was the sight to the west just a little while ago: a crescent moon with Venus hanging out a little below, with Jupiter looking down on them. It was noteworthy because all three are so bright! Tomorrow night (Sunday), Jupiter will be about even with the moon soon after sunset. You can learn more about what's coming in the night sky here.

And although I tried various camera settings I didn't get a very good photo. Fortunately Sky & Telescope offers a free astrophotography primer. Here's hoping for some warm nights to try out various settings!

1 comment:

Swati said...

Loved seeing this! I clicked mine on Sunday evening when the Moon was closer to Jupiter. It was such a dazzling display, and remained in the sky for quite a while.

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