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Venus Jupiter Conjunction

Jupiter and Venus Smile!


No, they are not UFO’s. No, they are not meteors, nor comets, and I’m pretty sure your horoscope isn’t going to spell doom because of those “bright things in the sky”. Even though we’re a few days early from the closest point, Jupiter and Venus continue to near their conjunction before they start to “appear moving further away”. And lucky me: between the snow flurries and otherwise crazy weather we’ve been having I was able to sneak in a picture through the trees on my Phone. A gentle More >

Wonderful sunset from 36k feet...

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Oh, and Mercury and Uranus can come too.


This is a month of exciting celestial body motion. Right now in the early evening, if you look to the west after dusk, you’ll see two bright star looking things. Those are Venus (the lower, brighter one) and Jupiter. If you’re lucky enough with a good view of the horizon, as the sun goes down, you’ll be able to spot Mercury in the mix. Uranus is close in apparent distance to Mercury, but it’s so low and still too bright to see unaided.

Fast forward another week – around the dreaded (think: More >

M45, The Moon, Jupiter

Conjunction Function


While the rest of the United States basks in a record setting heatwave, here in Woodinville, WA we are just coming out of a week long rain stretch into what was supposed to be some clear skies. And clear they were – right up until I had set up my equipment. So, after five hours of dysfunctional imaging spoiled by large wafting masses of dihydrogen monoxide, I decided to go ultra short focal length with the Canon Rebel XSI to see if I could capture some of mom nature’s beauty on a wider, less More >

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