Nice lunar and planetary conjunction

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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



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I see you have the classic 'Nebulus Cloudus' in the lower left, the bane of astronomers everywhere!
 
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I see you have the classic 'Nebulus Cloudus' in the lower left, the bane of astronomers everywhere!
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
 
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Aurora? What's your latitude?
 
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Aurora? What's your latitude?
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



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Venus and Jupiter are even closer than that pic of a week ago
 
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It's been rainy here for 5 straight weeks... apparently I now live in Wales.
 
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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
 
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Just went out and looked.
Very cool.
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Just went out and looked.
Very cool.
:smile:
Completely clouded over here... :cry:
 
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Completely clouded over here... :cry:
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!
 
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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


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