13 March, 2012

Venus and Jupiter FTW!

I just took these photos of Venus and Jupiter from my apartment window. I couldn't believe how clear the sky was given that I live close to the centre of Dublin. Venus is slightly higher and on the right hand side. They will be this close for a few more days and then not again until June 2015.


See here for more on the meeting of the two planets.

And here is one I annotated (click to enlarge):


Paul Baird said...

what a missed opportunity for Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain. I dragged my wife away from the TV last night to point them out. Even she was a little impressed.

rhiggs said...

Ha ha! I did exactly the same thing. She was also impressed.