One Night, Dozens of Triple Conjunctions

Article written: 26 Mar , 2012
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015
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Last night (March 25, 2012), Jupiter, Venus and the Moon put on quite a show, and Rick Ellis from Toronto, Canada captured it — over two dozen times. This composite image was created from 31 frames taken five minutes apart, each with an exposure time of 5 seconds. Thanks to Rick for creating this image “just for the gang at UT.” Check out his earlier image of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction from March 13

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5 Responses

  1. doo wap diddy says

    Looks fake. Why does the crescent moon change amount it is lit in the sequence? I call foul!

    • Zoutsteen from Holland says

      if you want people to reply, you might think about what they will be replying on with your statement.
      For now i’ll keep it at “bright observation”, “less bright insight”, “dim knowledge”.

    • Everyone knows the size of the moon changes due to the amount of cheese produced by the elves & eaten by the moon mice. Duh.

    • JonHanford says

      The length of the exposure was increased, enhancing the earthlit portion of the moon and overexposing (and enlarging) the sunlit limb.

    • JonHanford says

      The length of the exposure was increased, enhancing the earthlit portion of the moon and overexposing (and enlarging) the sunlit limb.

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