APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 01)

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APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 01)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:10 am

Image Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds

Explanation: Have you seen the passing planets yet? Today the planets Jupiter and Venus pass within half a degree of each other as seen from Earth. This conjunction, visible all over the world, is quite easy to see -- just look to the west shortly after sunset. The brightest objects visible above the horizon will be Venus and Jupiter, with Venus being the brighter of the two. Featured above, the closing planets were captured two nights ago in a sunset sky graced also by high-level noctilucent clouds. In the foreground, the astrophotographer's sister takes in the vista from a bank of the Sec Reservoir in the Czech Republic. She reported this as the first time she has seen noctilucent clouds. Jupiter and Venus will appear even closer together tonight and will continue to be visible in the same part of the sky until mid-August.

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by Ann » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:23 am

That's a lovely image and a beautiful composition. I really like it!

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by emc » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:56 am

"Venus and [Jupiter] are alright tonight!"

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Post by aliendon » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:32 am

As usual, the Horkhiemer effect is playing a key role here in Florida. That is to say, clear sky's until dusk, then overcast until midnight. I'll have to wait until they get this close next time.

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:55 am

I hope to get a picture that tonight...

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:57 am

A very Romantic spot....lake side...looking at the evening sky....

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Post by Animal of Stone » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:11 pm

Here in southern Australia the El Nino is providing us with a cool clear winter. The cloudless dusk and night sky have provided stunning clarity for this event. Well done on a fantastic photo.

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by starsurfer » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:02 pm

Boomer12k wrote:A very Romantic spot....lake side...looking at the evening sky....

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I was about to say the same thing! :D

Also I haven't had the pleasure of seeing noctilucent clouds yet.

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Re: APOD: Venus, Jupiter, and Noctilucent Clouds (2015 Jul 0

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:27 pm

I think the brightest visible object is giving Kate a shadow. Nice compositions sure have to have everything happen to show up at the right time as in today's APOD. Hope we get to see more like this in the submissions. Thanks Petr! :clap:
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