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.
The sky was hazy and cloudy, made for a difficultly viewing the moon, but did create a wonderful sunset.
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.
- Sky Show Tonight – Bright Celestial Triangle At Sunset – Venus, Jupiter And Moon (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- One last show for Venus, Jupiter and moon (msnbc.msn.com)
- Jupiter, Venus And The Moon Will Ménage à Trois (gizmodo.com.au)