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Nice lunar and planetary conjunction

  1. Jun 20, 2015 #1

    davenn

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    the Moon is currently very close to Venus and Jupiter in the sky
    this pic I did last nite 20-6-2015
    Tonite the Moon will have moved eastwards ( to the right) and will be directly above Jupiter

    2015_06_20_3943-1sm.jpg


    cheers
    Dave
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2015 #2

    Drakkith

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    I see you have the classic 'Nebulus Cloudus' in the lower left, the bane of astronomers everywhere!
     
  4. Jun 20, 2015 #3

    davenn

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    haha yup, I just got in before the sky was obscured

    its pretty cloudy and occasional drizzle at the moment ( mid sunday afternoon) dunno if I will get some pix tonite or not ?

    Tonite the moon will be directly above Jupiter There is also a chance of aurora ...but the cloud cover may well halt viewing
     
  5. Jun 21, 2015 #4

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    Aurora? What's your latitude?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2015 #5

    davenn

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    32 south

    went out on Thursday nite but unfortunately the geomagnetic storm intensity didn't get enough to bring the aurora above my southern horizon

    a couple of mornings earlier it did ~ 4 am local time I was sound asleep. There were several people in the Sydney region that saw it

    a pic from a fellow aurora observer ( Rudi Vavra) on the east coast about 50 km S of Sydney city

    20150623 0400EST Kiama Aurora by Rudi Vavra.jpg


    cheers
    Dave
     
  7. Jun 27, 2015 #6

    davenn

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    Venus and Jupiter are even closer than that pic of a week ago
     
  8. Jun 30, 2015 #7

    Andy Resnick

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    It's been rainy here for 5 straight weeks... apparently I now live in Wales.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2015 #8

    davenn

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    ahh OK Andy,

    I saw them on Monday nite ... very close,, wasn't in a position to photo them ... was totally cloudy last nite
     
  10. Jul 1, 2015 #9

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    Just went out and looked.
    Very cool.
    :smile:
     
  11. Jul 1, 2015 #10

    Drakkith

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    Completely clouded over here... :cry:
     
  12. Jul 1, 2015 #11

    OmCheeto

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    My condolences.

    But, like Plato once said, it's all just images. Or something like that.

    APOD shared a picture from last year.
    It looks quite the same.

    VenusJupiterIsoladElba_DeRosa1024.jpg

    Though, I have a new appreciation, of celestial events, as of, recently.

    The universe, is, quite wonderful, to say the least.

    ps. I follow a multitude of west coast photographers. So, I may have something new to share, in the morning. Ciao!
     
  13. Jul 1, 2015 #12

    davenn

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    cool pic, Om nice one :smile:

    from last nite ( Wednesday 1st July)
    I have never seen Venus and Jupiter so close in the sky before ... actually I think this is the closest I have ever seen any 2 or 3 combinations of planets
    VERY cool ..... 400mm telephoto, f5.6, 5000 ISO, 10th sec exp, 100% crop ( ie. view pic at full size and crop image to fit screen)

    20150701 venus-jupiter.jpg

    even 3 of the 4 brightest moons of Jupiter were visible
    from lower left to upper right

    Callisto, Io, Jupiter, Ganymede


    Dave
     
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