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The Moon is Up

March 8, 2012

The moon is up
Do not fear
It’s time to drink
Another beer

Multi-camera moonrise by Jobius Technologies:

And this moon / Jupiter / Venus timelapse is pretty cool too:

This is a good time to update you on upcoming planetary and lunar advisories. The crescent Moon will pass between the two planetary wanders from March 24th to March 26th, which should make for dramatic sunset timelapse opportunities.

The 26th will be another opportunity to spot Venus during the day when the Moon passes within 2 degrees of our thermally disadvantage neighbor. (For perspective, the moon is half a degree wide so that’s less than two fingers held at arm’s length.)

Here’s a shot I took on February 26th at lunchtime with my iPhone (through clouds no less) when they were even farther apart. Venus was surprisingly visible to the naked eye, but only if you were looking directly at it.

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  1. March 8, 2012 11:13 pm

    Thanks for posting this! The Venus/Moon/Jupiter one was shot from the same window where I got the December lunar eclipse (as recommended on Twitter by Mia Farrow!). I really wanted Jupiter in frame at the same time with this one, but alas, the Photojojo telephoto lens is not a zoom lens. 8x is usually fine, but 4-5x would have been better here.

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