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6:21pm, eastern time

The convergence of Jupiter and Venus and the moon is happening in the Southwest as I write this - quick, go outside and check it out.  It won't last more than an hour longer.

I saw it; it's beautiful.  Unfortunately, all my camera could get was blurred dots.  :(



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Dec. 1st, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
I know!!! It *supposedly* makes it look like there's a smiley face in outer space. :)

I wish it weren't snowing right now!
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
we went and looked, it it lovely, but my feet got cold........ (not strictly your fault per say)
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
"it is lovely" if I could type....
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I saw the two bright planets but did not know who they are!
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
I saw it when I went to pick up my son about 5:30. Awesome and beautiful. The sky was not quite dark when I left the house, but had darkened by the time we got home, presenting a different effect. It was clear above with a bank of clouds to the west, with not another star or planet visible. Wow.
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Obscured in this region by Lake Effect Snow. (It does not drift gently downward. It makes noise. It says "foomph!")

Hope somebody gets nice pictures.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
The collection was awfully bright last night here! Looked fabulous.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I was looking forward to seeing it this evening, but our Central Valley (middle of California) decided to have a non-lifting fog all *^$&^@* day long, so I will most likely be missing this grand event. At least my kids saw it a couple of days ago.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
I got a glimpse of it through muzzy skies last night and by the time I got home it was overcast. We're also overcast tonight.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
We've got lots of clouds here, too--it's been raining most of the day-and I got out there too late, but I did spend a couple of minutes just looking at the moon. I LOVE the moon this time of year, and I don't often enough take time to just go LOOK. It's a glorious orangey=gold tonight.

Also was a good reminder of how much I need to clean up the back yard, if I could ever get one decent day free to rake and pick up.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
The bodies formed an upside-down frowny face during my commute home. Incredible.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
We saw it on the way home. It's gorgeous!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
We are star stuff...
"We find that we inhabit an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions, and by the depth of our answers."
--Carl Sagan
Dec. 2nd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this... I went out and got to see it. Very cool, very cool :o)
Dec. 2nd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yup. Made the drive to work very enjoyable. :-D
Dec. 2nd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yup, I got to share it with the kids on our commute home. They were fascinated.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Is THAT what the F was going on. I was taking out the trash last night and looked over my shoulder and saw it through the trees. Figured one of the planets must've been a house. (It was Real low on the horizon).
Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
I saw it on my way to the gym last night. Beautiful! For a few minutes I thought one of them was a plane heading for Dulles, but then I realized it wasn't moving! I figured one of the planets was Venus, wasn't sure what the other one was. So thanks for the Jupiter clue.

Oh, and Happy Birthday!
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
It was absolutely stunning from Vegas - which tells you how bright it was that you could see it over the city glow. All my neighbors on base thought I was nuts standing out in the middle of the street. Didn't care.
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