Twilight Venus and Jupiter pairing

Twilight Venus and Jupiter pairing

Twilight Venus and Jupiter pairing

Over the central Europe, the beautiful Venus-Jupiter pairing on 24 November 2019 occured during twilight hours, but planetary duo was visible anyway. Both planets in this view set over Beskids mountains, Czech Republic. Even if cold evening, still wonderful to see such a significant conjuction of the brightest planets in the sky. Last time I saw the same, it was in June 2015. Pretty long time ago, indeed. And the next such significant conjunction of the planets will not occur until 30 April 2022 (will be visible in the morning). Used Canon 6D, Canon 70-200mm/70mm, f2.8, ISO 100, 8s exposures each 30 second.

Just four days after, 28 November 2019, this planetary pair visited young Moon. Weather over Ústupky, from where I tried to catch the unique conjunction, was not good so far. Using 500mm lens, I only succeded with few quick shots through clouds, before the celestial trio set over horizon. Even if the quality is poor, the view was truly memorable.

Moon, Venus and Jupiter meeting in the sky

Moon, Venus and Jupiter meeting in the sky

Celestial trio setting over horizon

Celestial trio setting over horizon