Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Conjunction of Moon, Venus, and Jupiter, November 30 - December 1, 2008

I'm feeling tired and uninspired right now. Going to head to bed early.

So I was wondering what I could write about that wouldn't take too much out of me, and I remembered that there's a cool conjunction of the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter coming up November 30 and December 1.

Rather than try to summarize what's going to happen, I'll just point you towards some sites that talk about it in detail. Plus I've posted a nifty animation that I found on one of the sites. Play through it to get an idea of what you'll see where and when.

Breaking Orbit: Stargazer Alert! Venus and Jupiter in Conjunction This December
EarthSky: Venus and Jupiter conjunction. Moon nearby!
Jack Horkheimer: Stargazer: The Three Brightest Night Time Objects Meet In A Terrific Extraterrestrial Trio!

Mark your calendars! Don't miss it!

1 comment:

joy said...

Thanks for the heads up, DB...My Dad & I were driving home this evening right after sunset and saw two incredibly bright "stars" near the Western horizon. I knew they must be planets, and suspected you might tell me what they are. Look forward to seeing the conjunction next week!