Tonight something very unusual happened. No, not the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the southwest sky… What was unusual was that there was an astronomical event and it wasn’t cloudy. I have a pretty bad record with these things and the hope that I can observe things like this was beaten out of me years ago.
But, every once in a while Nature throws you a bone.
That’s Venus below and Jupiter above. In a couple of nights the crescent moon will be in the vicinity. It’ll be a far better photograph than this. It’s also a sure sign it will be raining here.
Venus is below and Jupiter is above. Wow. Think about it – you are looking first towards the sun at Venus (94 million miles) and then clear across the solar system to Jupiter (539 million miles). What a show!