Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Moon, Venus, Jupiter

As we were driving home Saturday night we noticed the bright stars in the sky close to the moon. I remembered reading about the Moon, Venus and Jupiter all being close together and it making for a great looking night sky. When I got home I looked it up to make sure. Last night and tonight were going to be the best nights for viewing. Last night was cloudy, so tonight was my only chance to try to get a picture. Thankfully it was a clear sky. Here is my photo of the night sky. The next time they will be this close is in 2052.

Here are a few other Daily Photo sites with their view of the same sight from different parts of the world. I will add any other sites that I find on the CPD portal.

Mumbai Daily Photo

I Heart Manila

Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo

The Urban Gardener

Dusty Lens-North Metro and Beyond

17 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Jim. that is beautiful. I am glad you had a clear sky. we have rain, rain, rain, so no sky at all. I doubt I will be here in 2052. MB

Olivier said...

superbe photo de nuit, avec la muse de tous les photographes : la lune.
superb night photograph, with the Muse of all photographers: the moon.

Isadora said...

That is quite a line-up on the sky. You are a romantic! - what do you know? :)

Tanya said...

That turned out great Jim! Love the colors from the green light glowing on the building to the darkest blue in the sky! Well done! So 2052 huh? I'll have to mark my calendar :)

magiceye said...

That sure is a lovely capture!

You may want to feature 2 more sites displaying the same phenomenon

http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

http://the-urban-gardener.blogspot.com/

JM said...

Wasn't it great?!?! We will not see this again before 2052...
Dusty Lens has it on his blog too.

Ms. Hays said...

Will you be waiting then to take another pic?

Denton said...

Very cool that the same scene is shown from around the world.

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I also took out my camera to take a photo of this but my camera's battery died! Boo hoo.

Dusty Lens said...

Excellent! I really wanted to capture this through our leafless maple tree, but I got home far too late for that. The sky was pitch black, so I settled for a close up that is rather dull without somthing in the foreground.

Betty Flocken said...

Gosh this is beautiful! What a wonderful photo!

Thiên said...

Very nice shot, Jim. I have enjoyed looking at the sky lately to see this trio. It's so cool!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Nice clear shot. Glad to have seen this historical sighting. 2052 is a long ways off to see it again.

Regarding your comment about vacant land in San Francisco, it is definitely hard to find. As for Treasure Island, the housing redevelopment is currently held due to continuing seismic and evironmental cleanup issues. With the housing crisis where it is now, I doubt these will be resolved anytime soon. Thanks for your comment.

babooshka said...

That is a real find. I have seen some but this is a fabulous capture of all three. I'd use it for skywatch aswell one week.

tr3nta said...

this shot is awesome... I love it . BRAVO.

Sunita said...

Jim, I found a link to your blog on my sitemeter at The Urban Gardener.
Wow! That's a great photo! What time did you take it? I love the way the sky is partially lit up.

crittoria said...

An incredible photograph!!