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Venus, Jupiter & Moon

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« on: November 28, 2008, 11:36:22 AM »

Venus and Jupiter have been moving closer to each other now for weeks. Every evening you can see it and on Sunday they are going to be really close together - a planetary conjunction. On Monday they will have moved a little away again but a crescent Moon is going to join them. This is going to be a really nice sight (clouds permitting of course)
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 08:44:52 AM »

Keeping my eye out, should be clear skies Wink
Some screenshots from Stellarium

This is a big .gif animation (might have problems viewing it on a slow computer)
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 17:09:52 PM »

Thanks for the info. Hopefully, the clouds clear for a bit so I can get a look.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 20:02:00 PM »

I SMS a friend. She went out, had a look and phoned me in a fright. "This must mean something!"  Huh? Can't we just enjoy a nice sight?
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 20:06:04 PM »

Wow. Such a magnificent view of the Trinity with the clear skies we have here. So lucky.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 20:09:31 PM »

Very cool, thanks for the heads-up.  Smiley  I'll be letting some friends know, it makes me look clever 'n stuff  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 00:42:21 AM »

Check out the Venus/Jupiter pics from psychohistorian.org

The attached diagram is also from psychohistorian's site.
You can get a better idea of the distances involved Wink

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