Sunday, February 26, 2012

celestial affairs

Well, my little Powershot at least registered the shape of the crescent moon, and that's either Venus or Jupiter visible nearby. (In other attempts last night, the moon was just a white blob.) For the last few nights -- after the sun has gone down and early in the evening -- the sliver of the crescent moon has been lining up with bright Venus and Jupiter in the western sky.

Here's a post with more information on the Baltimore Sun's Maryland Weather blog. And Mars is coming closer to us in March! You remember that the Martians waited for this circumstance in H. G. Wells' novel?

moon venus jupiter google image results -- some better photos from around the world, the scene with different atmospheric conditions and features on the ground. (A nice one from the India Times!)