APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

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APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:10 am

Image Jupiter and Venus over Italy

Explanation: What are those two bright spots? Planets. A few days ago, the two brightest planets in the night sky passed within a single degree of each other in what is termed a conjunction. Visible just after sunset in much of the world, the two bright spots were Jupiter (left) and Venus (right). The featured image was taken near closest approach from Cirica, Sicily, Italy. The week before, Venus was rising higher in the sunset sky to meet the dropping Jupiter. Now they have switched places. Of course, Venus remains much closer to both the Sun and the Earth than Jupiter -- the apparent closeness between the planets in the sky of Earth was only angular. You can still see the popular pair for an hour or so after sunset this month although they continue to separate, and Jupiter continues to set earlier each night.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by Donald Pelletier » Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:46 am

there is another bright spots near the horizon. Someone knows what it is?

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by giannitumino » Sun Mar 05, 2023 6:41 am

It is a lighthouse signalling an islet

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 05, 2023 6:47 am

Donald Pelletier wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:46 am there is another bright spots near the horizon. Someone knows what it is?
Nice APOD.

Tell me though, Donald Pelletier, aren't you the one who has uploaded a lot of astroimages to Wikimedia Commons, where people like med looking for pictures of galaxies, nebulas etc. can freely copy them and use them as illustrations in posts I make here?

If you are the one who has uploaded and given away a lot of images to Wikimedia Commons, then I really want to thank you!

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by FLPhotoCatcher » Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:19 am

Great photo!
It was cloudy here when they were closest together.

Here's how Jupiter and Venus looked here tonight in TN, USA. The foreground was lit by an almost full moon behind me.
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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 05, 2023 2:50 pm

FLPhotoCatcher wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:19 am Great photo!
It was cloudy here when they were closest together.
Cloudy for me, too, on the night when they were a half degree apart. But the next night was clear, and they were still only a degree apart, which is within a telescopic field... not common for planetary conjunctions.
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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 05, 2023 4:55 pm

I'm
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these these are beautiful!
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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:41 pm

Venus and Jupiter from my balcony on March 2 2023.jpg

This is anything but a good-quality image, but...Venus and Jupiter from my balcony!

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus over Italy (2023 Mar 05)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:31 pm

Ann wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:41 pm Venus and Jupiter from my balcony on March 2 2023.jpg


This is anything but a good-quality image, but...Venus and Jupiter from my balcony!

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aw Ann! It's a great photo!
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