Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Venus Jupiter and the Moon 12/01/08


Venus Jupiter and the Moon 12/01/08
Originally uploaded by rosethistleartworks

Right at twilight on this snowy evening, Venus and Jupiter twinkled brightly just under our sliver moon.

4 comments:

Graceful Moments said...

Great capture! We had wintery mix all day yesterday so had no view of this rare sight! Thanks for sharing it. I thought they were going to be closer together though, did you?

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

Thanks. :) I think how close they are depends on timing and location. Maybe they did get closer to the moon as the sun set? I know that in Europe, from their vantage point, the moon will eclipse venus' trajectory. So, it will appear that Venus rises right off the moon at one point.

I think it's very interesting that Venus is the planet of love, Jupiter of truth and the moon of deception. Interesting symbology in these times.

Ginger said...

I was also trying to get this shot try again tonight .Your photo outstanding! Great shot.Also thought be closer.

twenty pound tabby said...

Great!
I was going to try and take a pic but it got extremely windy. It was a beautiful sight when the clouds weren't blocking it.