Venus and Jupiter line up (2012 Mar 13)

posted: 1931 days ago, on Wednesday, 2012 Mar 14 at 01:58
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Venus, Jupiter, Ed Foster, Kos Coronaios.

Pic by Ed Foster, showing Venus (below) and Jupiter (above) at sunset, at closest pairing.

The trail below the planet pair is an aeroplane. Note the star clusters Pleaides and Hyades to the right of the planets.

Venus and Jupiter. Pleiades and Hyades to the right.

Closeup of Jupiter, showing its four massive Galilean moons.

Closeup of Venus, showing its "half-moon" phase.

Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012

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