Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spotted the morning conjunction

I haven't posted in a while because we've had a string of hot humid weather (90 and humid at night), overall icky conditions, and I've been preoccupied with my job search as summer slowly comes to an end!

I did, however, spot the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in the early morning hours of July 13, 2012. I woke up early to drive to Miami University for the (In)Visible Masculinities on Campus Summit, and to the east I was treated with the brights lights of the two planets alongside the Moon.

Screenshot from Star Walk app for iPhone

I regret not stopping to take a picture, but by the time I reached my destination the planets were lost in the sunrise.

I did a quick internet search, and found this photo by Jeffrey Hunt that matches what I saw that morning!

Friday, July 13, 2012 conjunction of venus, jupiter, and the moon
Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon as seen from the Chicago area (Source: Jeffrey Hunt)

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