Wednesday, December 3, 2008

O heavenly bodies!



This week the moon and two of the planets aligned. The moon, Jupiter and Venus met in a rare conjuction.

The sky was clear here in Eldorado the night of December 1st, and we got a stunning view of the alignment in the southern sky.

The next time the three will be as close and visible as this week will be Nov. 18, 2052, according to Jack Horkheimer, director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium.

(Be sure to click on the pictures for a better view.)

4 comments:

Bag Blog said...

Toby and I witnessed the alignment also. Very beautiful!

Buck said...

It's been too overcast down this way to see any celestial body... more's the pity.

Hey... I always watch Jack, too!

mlh said...

I heard about it! Unfortunately, it's deer season and a girl like me can't go walking around outside to see it - not that I could have with the on-and-off snow showers.

Val said...

This is really cool! I heard about it on December 2nd and the skies were cloudy! I am glad you captured it. Beautiful!