Venus, Moon and Jupiter conjunction photosMarch 27, 2012
Following on from our last post which featured a couple of conjunction images from the middle of March, we’ve been out snapping again to capture the conjunction with the new crescent Moon!
The photograph above was taken on Saturday 24th March. Venus shines at the top of the image above Jupiter with three of its moons visible.
The crescent Moon glows faintly with earthshine, where light reflected from the Earth helps show features usually lost in the shadow.
The image above was taken two days after the first photo on Monday 26th March, and you can see how much more of the waxing crescent Moon is lit. Some of Jupiter’s moons are also visible again (at full size).
This evening the Moon sits between the Hyades and Pleiades clusters (see our Monthly Guide for details) and if it stays clear we’ll be out there again trying to get more shots.
Who could ever get bored of imaging the night sky?!
Clear skies all