Venus And Jupiter Conjunction

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This photo of the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter was taken from my back yard here in Arizona. With the long shutter speed this shot is really overexposed but I liked that you can see all of the moon with the cool effects from Venus and Jupiter. Viewing the large photo you can see the effects better. I know very little about the planets but found this information.

The much brighter object is the planet Venus and the other less bright object is Jupiter. Looking through binoculars, or small telescope you will notice Venus is a crescent shape. This is because it is between earth and the sun, it will always appear as a crescent. Jupiter will appear as a disk and you can often see 3 or 4 of its Galilean satellites or moons.

The crescent moon is also part of the show. Along with the sun reflective crescent from the sun, you can or should see the rest of the moon. What you are seeing is actually earth shine, or the sun reflecting from our planet back to the moon.


bubbalinn - Dec 03, 2008 04:50 PM EDT
Hi Ann, Carol, Art57, Tammi, and Beverly :) Thanks so much for all of your really nice comments. I really did not know what setting to use, my 75-300mm lens helped a lot with getting a little closer. I'm glad you all liked my photo.
talsi - Dec 03, 2008 12:38 AM EDT
Looks like a nice shot to me.
Zoya - Dec 02, 2008 11:30 PM EDT
Great capture. I saw this last night here in CT. I know i could not have gotten this myself with my equipment Z
Art57 - Dec 02, 2008 08:39 PM EDT
Good capture.
shutterbug - Dec 02, 2008 07:41 PM EDT
Great Moon and planet shot! Carol
A.Lovely - Dec 02, 2008 06:52 PM EDT
Wow! Alan what a wonderful capture of the sky's beauties. Great clarity and interest.
bubbalinn - Dec 02, 2008 06:42 PM EDT
Hi Tanya, Don, and Alex.. Thanks so much for all of your nice comments. That's too bad about the dumb clouds and missing the show. I think you might have a few more days to see it, but I'm not positive. I saw Karen's photo just haven't got around to leaving a comment. Guess I better get over there and read Don's sad whining LOL..
whittler113 - Dec 02, 2008 05:45 PM EDT
What a pretty shot Alan,we were clouded in and I missed it.
donwrob - Dec 02, 2008 04:50 PM EDT
A real beauty Alan! Very nice capture of the 3 together buddy. Very nice! I already whinned about the clouds we had here on Karen's shot, so I'll spare you from it :-). Don
Tanya - Dec 02, 2008 03:03 PM EDT
Nice shot! It was too cloudy here to get a shot. We are in snow.

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