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Astronomy Pictures of the Moon and the Planets [Image 8]

This page contains images produced by members of the University Lowbrow Astronomers.

Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon
by Doug Scobel

Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon #1

Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon #2

These two images show the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon, on the mornings of November 8 and 9, 2004. Venus is the brightest star-like object at lower left, followed by Jupiter and then the Moon. You can see how far east the Moon has moved in its orbit in a single day. Venus and Jupiter have also moved noticeably farther apart during that time.

Photos were both taken with a Nikon Coolpix 800 digital camera mounted on a tripod, exposure time one second.

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