Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon

Tonight, the Moon passed close to Venus. Mercury was right on the horizon, too!

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon
Here is a labeled version of the above image:

Meanwhile, in other parts of the sky:

Dark cloud after sunset

High cloud illuminated by the last rays of the sun after sunset, passing in front of the constellations Auriga, Lynx and Ursa Major.


  1. These are very nice, Rory! I like evening shots of the planets and moon. Jupiter and Venus are getting closer. Hope to see more.

    1. There were some really great shots of the conjunction on around that time. My favorite is this one: