Monday, December 01, 2008

Celestial Meeting

I wonder just how many pictures of this event were taken? This is a not so hot shot of the crescent Moon, bright Venus and just slightly dimmer Jupiter taken tonight. If I remember my facts right this will be the only time in the next 40 years this close of a line up of these three heavenly bodies will occur.

7 comments:

Livia Indica said...

Wow, you're photo came out a lot better than mine! It was magical.

Mark said...

Nice work, Mike. I fell asleep on my hotel bed and missed the whole thing. Pretty angry with myself right now.

Glad you saw it and so wonderfully captured it.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

I must be behind the times badly didnt know about this but you did a great job of capturing this, it is not easy, I have tried with other events and bever had this much success. Love the negative space you have used to enhance the photo.

jel said...

very cool shot,

we watch it last nite,

gina said...

i saw them tonight and was suprised at how fast they got farther and farther from the moon. i think it's a great shot.

Kerri said...

I saw them, but didn't realize that it would be 40 years since it happened again. WOW!

I too was amazed how quickly they seemed to "part" each night after.

Wolf Lover Girl said...

There was a night recently that the moon was soooo close and bright. I heard someone say that was the closest the moon would be to Earth in a long time too. Of course I tried to take a picture but my little thing does it no justice.

~ Wolf Lover Girl