Venus and Jupiter Converge

By: Alan Dyer

Mar 11 2012

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Category: Nightscape, Solar System

2 Comments

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:640
Shutter:30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Venus and Jupiter are getting closer! To each other that is.

This was the scene Saturday night, March 10, two days before Venus (on the right here) and Jupiter reach their close conjunction in the evening twilight sky. I’m amazed how high the pair of objects are at sunset, with Venus much higher in the sky than it normally appears. We haven’t seen Venus as well as this since 2004.

This is a scenic prairie nightscape, with some ramshackle buildings from a 1940s vintage farmstead near my house serving as a foreground setting for the sky scene above. Headlights from a passing car provided some handy and warm illumination to contrast with the cold blue above.

— Alan, March 10, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

2 comments on “Venus and Jupiter Converge”

  1. The beauty of Venus and Jupiter has been very inspiring. Glad to see a talented photographer like you sharing some amazing images for us all to enjoy. Thank you!

  2. Nice one Alan!

    Roy Bishop


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