APOD: Jupiter and Venus from Earth (2014 Aug 17)

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APOD: Jupiter and Venus from Earth (2014 Aug 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:09 am

Image Jupiter and Venus from Earth

Explanation: It was visible around the world. The sunset conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in 2012 was visible almost no matter where you lived on Earth. Anyone on the planet with a clear western horizon at sunset could see them. Pictured above in 2012, a creative photographer traveled away from the town lights of Szubin, Poland to image a near closest approach of the two planets. The bright planets were separated only by three degrees and his daughter striking a humorous pose. A faint red sunset still glowed in the background. Early tomorrow (Monday) morning, the two planets will pass even closer -- only 0.2 degrees apart as visible from some locations -- just before sunrise.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus from Earth (2014 Aug 17)

Post by bystander » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:38 am

Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
— Garrison Keillor


Re: APOD: Jupiter and Venus from Earth (2014 Aug 17)

Post by peppe87 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:10 am

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_up ... _id=100528

Morning sky show began! I took this two pictures from Aci Castello,Sicily with Venus and Jupiter above the sea and the Cyclopean Isles(The Isles took the name from Homers Legend). I used a canon 1100d set at 400ASA, 2s and 0.8s exposure
Giuseppe Pappa