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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The late March new moon passed close by Jupiter and Venus on successive days, but bad weather prevented me from photographing the Jupiter conjunction.  On March 26th, however, the weather cleared enough to catch the young moon near Venus.

From my observatory on Saturday, March 24… the setting moon is followed by Jupiter and Venus (highest and brightest object).  The rest of the evening was a bust due to clouds and fog, though clear skies were predicted after midnight.  Click on the photo for the enlarged view.

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Early March saw Jupiter and Venus in a moderately close conjunction in the western sky.

Unfortunately the closest separation occurred when they were not visible from Southern California, but here are some shots over the course of a few days.  Click on the photos to see a larger view.

On the 12th, I also took a telescopic shot which barely fit both Venus and Jupiter (with 4 of its moons)  into the same frame.