Photograph from my roof, taken this evening with a 100mm lens on a Canon Xsi (and resized to lower resolution for display on the web). That's the Moon, Jupiter (upper), and Venus (lower) at about 6pm my time. By this time tomorrow (December 1), the planets will have swung around behind the moon; they reach their closest approach around 3am Pacific time, when they will unfortunately not be visible.

Stellarium, at is an awesome program for working out where to set up your camera; I used it to work out the times to go out on the roof.


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