I walked outside last night and looked up in the sky and sensed I was seeing something special. Took some pictures and then I went to Google to find out what I'd witnessed.
At sunset, Venus, Jupiter and the moon will appear together in the western sky in what astronomers call a conjunction. For observers with clear skies, the crescent moon will appear at the top of the trio like a giant smile in space, with Venus shining bright to the lower right and Jupiter perched below.
"This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come," NASA officials wrote in a skywatching alert.
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Camera-Nikon Coolpix P500. White balance set to incandescent.
ISO-1600. Exposure-1/125 sec. @ f5.1