Dance Of The Evening Sky

These last few weeks have seen some beautiful displays between Venus, Jupiter and the Moon.

I have been avidly watching their celestial dance, as the weather permits.

Tonight brought perfect viewing conditions for this breathtaking display.

Venus and the Moon

Venus and the Moon

The Moon, Venus and Jupiter at sunset

The Moon, Venus and Jupiter at sunset

Tonight the trio formed this cross shape.

The moon is at the top with Venus as the ‘left arm’ of the cross.

Jupiter sits at the bottom.

The star that marks the ‘right arm’ of the cross is Regulus, a star of the constellation of Leo.

Regulus is known as Heart of the Lion. in the constellation of Leo

Regulus is known as Heart of the Lion. in the constellation of Leo

 

My favorite picture of tonight. I love the colors in this shot

My favorite picture of tonight. I love the colors in this shot

If you have missed this beautiful nightly display, never fear, you still have time, Venus and Jupiter will set sometime in late July to early August.

To see their brilliant display, go out just after sunset and look to the West, you can’t miss the brilliance of these two planets and at the moment they are right by the waxing moon.

Venus is the brightest object in our night sky, second only to the moon, and is the first ‘star’ you will see in the sky as the sun sets.

Jupiter is the second brightest object after Venus and is visible soon after her.

 

Look to the skies, faithful readers, and enjoy this majestic nightly display while you still can.

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One thought on “Dance Of The Evening Sky

  1. i guess i need to take a closer look, of course watching the moon every night at work but the other lights? barely know them *blushes*

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