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Moon and Venus before dawn

Moon and Venus February 26, 2014

Just a quick post here… very cold this morning, February 26, 2014. The Moon and Venus were a close pairing in the pre-dawn sky. I was out driving and was able to stop and take this photo of these celestial bodies over an industrial factory. Lucky I still had my Canon DSLR and lens with […]

Planetary Triple Play of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury come together in the evening sky on May 25th, 2013. Shawn Nielsen

May 24th to 29th, 2013 three planets in our solar system are visible close together low in the West after sunset. This is also called a conjunction. On the evening of May 25th, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury came together and I was able to take some photos of this event. In the days leading up […]