Friday, March 2, 2012

Venus, The Moon and Jupiter - triple conjunction time

Although I went for an evening walk about one day late for the actual alignment of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter, it still looked pretty spectacular. I've put together some footage I captured on my walk. You'll see the Sun sets before I turn to the Moon and planets. Venus below and Jupiter above the crescent Moon.

Since this recording the Moon has 'departed' from the scene leaving Venus and Jupiter shine alone. Well, there's alway all the rest of the Universe present of course. :-) If you want to know what else to expect from the skies this month you should check out Our Night Sky by Carolyn Collins Peterson over at Astrocast.TV.

Here you see Venus and Jupiter early evening this week-end. Photo: Bente Lilja Bye

You hear Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No 2 played by my niece the violinist Sarah-Erin Bye with David Meier, Germany on piano. See and hear the entire concerto here.