Did you see it tonight? If not, you missed a really neat show in the skies. Venus and Jupiter were highly visible near the crescent moon; something they say won’t happen again until 2050. We don’t have the best camera, but Donnie still got a pretty decent shot of it using the tripod (click the photo to see it larger):
Venus is the one closest to the bottom of the shot, and Jupiter is the farthest to the right. The picture doesn’t do it justice…the light was positively brilliant.
A few weeks ago, we went to Science Night at the library and got to look at Jupiter and three of its moons through a high-powered telescope. So it was kind of like seeing an old friend again.