Taken around 8:09 p.m. Eastern. Four-second exposure at f2.8.
Venus (on the right) and Jupiter are in conjunction tonight (March 15). According to Universe Today
, the two planets are passing within three degrees of each other.
Here they are, zoomed in:
While the conjunction occurred in the west, Mars rose in the east:
I photographed this cloud while waiting for the sky to darken:
Not photographed: the meteor I saw streaking near a barely-visible Venus -- my first meteor sighting in daylight.
At around 9:30 this morning, I had photographed this waning crescent moon. At one day after last quarter, it is 43 percent of full:
Clouds had begun to move in by the time I finished tonight's photo shoot. I did some planet and star ID for a neighbor, who soon returned with his iPad and its planisphere app. Elissa Malcohn's Deviations and Other JourneysPromote Your Page Too Vol. 1, Deviations: Covenant (2nd Ed.), Vol. 2, Deviations: Appetite, Vol. 3, Deviations: Destiny, Vol. 4, Deviations: Bloodlines, Vol. 5, Deviations: TelZodo, Vol. 6 and conclusion: Deviations: Second Covenant.Free downloads at the Deviations website (click here for alternate link), Smashwords, and Manybooks. Proud participant, Operation E-Book Drop (provides free e-books to personnel serving overseas. Logo from the imagination and graphic artistry of K.A. M'Lady & P.M. Dittman); Books For Soldiers (ships books and more to deployed military members of the U.S. armed forces); and Shadow Forest Authors (a fellowship of authors and supporters for charity, with a focus on literacy). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.