Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Planet Dance Seen Again (Venus and Jupiter at their closest, 28 May 2013)
One of the "benefits" of being sick these past few days was that I got picked up by the Bettdeckererschnappender Weisle and the kids in the afternoon. Driving back home the clouds parted and I could see the triangle of Venus, Jupiter and Nercury just above the horizon. I pointed it out to the family, and when we got home I jumped out, grabbed the camera and was able to get off a few shots with the planets just above the horizon.
The whole thing looked really spectacular, and I'm more than slightly astounded I could see Venus all the way until it touched the horizon.
We stopped on a back road after dinner and got a great eyeful of the Milky Way before the fog got too thick.
Thanks Ian for your info.