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Old 12-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Talking The Great Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon~ Sky Show Tonight!

When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look south. Beaming through the twilight is one of the prettiest things you'll ever see--a tight three-way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon. The event is visible from all parts of the world, even from light-polluted cities. People in New York and Hong Kong will see it just as clearly as astronomers watching from remote mountaintops. Only cloudy weather or a midnight sun (sorry Antarctica!) can spoil the show.

The great conjunction offers something extra to Europeans. For more than an hour on Monday evening, the crescent Moon will actually eclipse Venus. Astronomers call such an event a "lunar occultation." Venus emerging from the dark edge of the Moon is a remarkably beautiful sight. Sky watchers across Europe will be able to see this happen.

LUNAR OCCULTATION: The Great Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon (described below) offers something extra for Europeans. For more than an hour on the evening of DEC . 1st, the crescent Moon will actually eclipse Venus. Astronomers call such an event a "lunar occultation." Venus emerging from the dark edge of the Moon is a remarkably beautiful sight. [timetables] [live webcast]
STUNNING SKY SHOW: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look south. Beaming through the twilight is one of the prettiest things you'll ever see--a tight three-way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon: sky map.




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Old 12-01-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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STUNNING SKY SHOW: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look south. Beaming through the twilight is one of the prettiest things you'll ever see--a tight three-way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon: sky map.


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Old 12-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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They were close last night, I saw it for awhile until it got cloudy, very cool!
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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Very beutiful here in utah, no polution and very stunning sky, I'll take a short video tonight!
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:06 PM   #5
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Very beutiful here in utah, no polution and very stunning sky, I'll take a short video tonight!
oohhhh.... please do!!! Ive always wanted to see the night sky from Utah!
aahhh, i see pics.. and your right.. they are just amazing!!!

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Old 12-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #6
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:40 PM   #7
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Wahey....I saw it! (viewed from Scotland) Very impressive. Thanks for the 'heads-up'.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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stunning sky in dublin, ireland. i was wondering what the planets were, thanks for the info.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #9
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so beautifull here in the uk
very clear . i was messmerised .
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:19 PM   #10
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Lashing rain and clouds, you have to love the consistency of Irish weather.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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Hey guys. Here in Sydney we had great clear skies. Here is a picture of what we saw.Just follow the link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerhowell/3074265104/

Or look at this attached pic. You will have to enlarged it to see full detail.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:20 AM   #12
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It came to me as a surprise,

people stoped on the streets here in Vienna, Austria
and started takeing photographs of the moon and
the two "stars" besides it, with their cellphones...

The moon was very large and threedimensional and
my first thought was:

How can humans ever have believed that it is flat, when
You can actually see how much it is a ball on certain
occations...

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:48 AM   #13
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Been following this for the past two weeks, skies in my territory are cloudy, so I will miss the big show.
It will be interesting to see if the combined gravitational and mass pull of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon will trigger Earthquakes on earth in the next week.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:27 AM   #14
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cool! very niice peoples!! thanks!

heres the only decent shot i could get, i had to freeze and wait for snow clouds to pass, lol

the Moon looks like that due to a beautiful tree who demanded to be in the pic.. lol


(the forum made my pic smaller, so its harder to see now) why they do that? lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:07 AM   #15
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I took the liberty to brightening up the pciture to show the formation better.

Sadly in most of Illinois, we have clouds, having just gotten our first dose of snow for the season.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:44 AM   #16
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It's cool to see the different positions, like henners from Australia, to Orion11's in the states.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:57 AM   #17
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Hi folks, henners,

that's exactly what we here in the ACT saw last night too, well when the cloud cover moved aside, very beautiful!

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:34 AM   #18
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Hi folks, henners,

that's exactly what we here in the ACT saw last night too, well when the cloud cover moved aside, very beautiful!

Blessings,

Vesta.

Cloudy in the North Shore so I missed it. Its nice to see the smiley face that other Aussie's saw though where there weren't any clouds.

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:28 PM   #19
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thanks Dr who,

yeah dan, i love seeing it from all different locations... here is a pic a friend got last night from another state in the US.. you can see a little bit of an aurora in the pic to!!

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #20
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Top of the mountian out here in the middle of Wyoming.... very beautiful
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #21
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thanks Dr who,

yeah dan, i love seeing it from all different locations... here is a pic a friend got last night from another state in the US.. you can see a little bit of an aurora in the pic to!!

That's exactly the view I saw of it, stunning!
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #22
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This is more or less what i saw after leaving work last night, Stuning sight!

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/Sky%20Events%20Now.html
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awesome picture O11,cool link Splat

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:31 PM   #24
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Looks awesome again tonight!, I've got clear skies here.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:23 AM   #25
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Thanks for the heads up Orion11. I just read this thread last night and it was pretty overcast so I couldn't see much, but I was looking forward to clearer skies tonight.

It does indeed look pretty awesome tonight here in the midwest.

I just took old WonderMutt for a walk and snapped a few pics.
Here's the best one, but my camera doesn't really do justice for what I actually saw.



Here's a pretty good one that a friend just sent me.
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