Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter - August 18, 2014

Conjunction over an Italian town skyline

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter - August 18, 2014
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter – August 18, 2014

Object Name– Venus, Jupiter
Object Type Conjunction of planets
Location Pesaro, Italy
Date 18th August 2014

I woke up early at 5:00 o’clock to take a look at this marvelous conjunction. It was still night at the time and I was surprised with a mighty view of the rising Orion. I waited on my balcony for until the planets were visible over the roofs in front me. I quickly took my pencil and drew what I saw on the eyepiece of telescope, but the seeing was awful and just two moons were visible. The view of this two small lights dancing together over the roof in the cold morning was much more intriguing, so I tried to sketch the whole landscape. Never tried this kind of astronomy sketch before, probably my first landscape since I was a child.


3 thoughts on “Conjunction over an Italian town skyline”

  1. Aldo,

    I very much enjoyed your sketch of the conjunction. The context gives the image a whole new feeling. Thank you for sharing it

    Cindy (Thia)

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