Monday, 26 March 2012

Venus, Jupiter and the crest of the Moon - 2

As the sun was going down tonight I decided to look out for a repeat performance of last night's image of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon.   At 7.30 pm there was a great big beautiful cloud around the area where they had appeared previously


but it was an hour earlier than last night so I blew as hard as I could in the hope that the cloud would move along....


I watched and waited,


then the moon appeared in the top left hand corner of the above pic 


and this was the best image I could get - taken at 8.40 pm.  Note the different position of the Moon from last night's image (previous post) taken 5 minutes earlier.  Someone will know why....!

And that's it for now folks!   Venus, Jupiter and the Moon have had their "last dance" until....... (I have no idea!).

Information here:   http://www.space.com/15019-venus-jupiter-moon-night-sky-dance.html

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Venus, Jupiter and the crest of the Moon

After a warm, dry and sunny Sunday - when closing all my windows around 8.30 pm, which had been thrown open to enjoy the exceptionally warm weather - I caught sight of this:


isn't it amazing?  I don't  know my stars and planets but I believe these are Venus and Jupiter - which I have been enjoying for the past couple of weeks due to clear skies, and tonight they have been joined by the crest of the moon.  Fantastic!  Have you been watching?