Conjunction of The Moon, Venus and Jupiter

A Conjunction Highlight in March

Conjunction of The Moon, Venus and Jupiter
Conjunction of The Moon, Venus and Jupiter

– Location: Lith, the Netherlands
– Date: 24-3-2012 / 7:30 P.M.
– Media: Photoshop CS5

The conjunction between Venus and Jupiter was one of the astronomical highlights of March.
At March 24, another competitor came on the horizon besides these two celestial objects: the Moon.

In the next couple of days, the Moon would climb towards Jupiter and Venus in a spectacular conjunction.
This Photoshop made sketch shows the early stage of the conjunction. At around 7:30 P.M., the Moon was in sight above the horizon. Bright planet Jupiter stood higher at the sky, and the even brighter planet Venus stood slightly above Jupiter.
The Pleiades (M45) were visible above Venus, but with some difficulty.

Thanks for watching!

Rutger Teule
www.rutgerteule.com


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