Moon Venus Conjuncture

Twice this month my friend Beth and I have gone into a cornfield to take pictures of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter conjuncture. In layman’s terms it’s when the two planets share the same space with the moon.

Our favorite barn serves as a backdrop, yet both nights we had weather challenges. The first night was so cold our fingers froze. Tonight the wind was blowing 30 mph. Here’s what I got, may not be technically perfect, but I accomplished a goal. I learned how to take a bulb shot on my Canon ES Rebel.

Moon, Venus and  Jupiter together in the western sky

Moon, Venus and Jupiter together in the western sky

The sky was hazy and cloudy, made for a difficultly viewing the moon, but did create a wonderful sunset.

Moon, Venus and  Jupiter conjuncture

Moon, Venus and Jupiter conjuncture


The photo below was taken the end of February, note the position of the moon and planets is now a little northward and Venus is closer to the moon.

Moon, Venus and Jupiter together in the night sky

Moon, Venus and Jupiter together in the night sky

3 thoughts on “Moon Venus Conjuncture

  1. So cool how you can use your lens to create an entirely unique view of something we see every day. The barn is just icing on the cake. I hope you stayed warm (is it spring there yet?) and had fun!

    1. It was warm and windy last night. Stayed out for about an hour. Beth and I love this barn, trying to see how many different shot I can take from different view points. I think I’ll cry if it gets torn down.

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