Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

Posts tagged “close celestial pairings

Third in AAPOD!

My image, “Moon-Mars Conjunction Over the Light-Polluted City” was chosen as Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD) last November 22, 2011. Click on this link to view the image.

Yay! 🙂

 

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Moon and Jupiter – 10 November 2011

I was in the open area of the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City when I noticed this close pairing of the waxing gibbous moon (99% illuminated) and Jupiter last November 10, 2011. These two objects were ~6 degrees apart.

I never expected to see this celestial conjunction as the sky was too cloudy that night. Fortunately,  I have already set up the camera (without the tripod) by the time the clouds moved away.

I really love to see close pairings of bright sky objects like this one. 🙂


Venus-Moon Conjunction – March 1, 2011

Last March 1, the 12% illuminated Moon was about 2 degrees close to the bright planet Venus in the eastern sky during predawn hours.

Due to thick clouds over our place at the time of this celestial conjunction, I did not have the chance to catch a glimpse of  it.

Fortunately, one of my orgmates in U.P. AstroSoc — Anthony Urbano of Eteny Works — was able to observe and take a picture  of these two objects amongst partly cloudy skies.

Venus-Moon Conjunction | March 1, 2011 | Manila, Philippines | credit: Anthony Urbano

I really like this image because of its nice purplish color.

Thank you, Kuya Ets for letting me repost your photo. 😀

Clear skies to all!