Celestial Threesome: The Moon, Venus and Jupiter

Sky Trio - India


The moon shines over the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the scenes of a terrorist attack last week, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.  


The planets Venus, top left, and Jupiter, top right, came in close proximity with the moon as seen from Earth Monday.   In reality, Venus is almost 100 million miles way and Jupiter nearly 550 million miles from our planet. The moon is 252,000 miles away. The exact combination of planets and the moon in the right place to appear together, even when they aren’t high enough in the evening sky to be appreciated, won’t happen again until 2052. [AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade]

~ by Fionnlagh on December 10, 2008.

One Response to “Celestial Threesome: The Moon, Venus and Jupiter”

  1. Me and my wife saw Jupitor, Venus & Moon forming a perfect happy face in Goa on Dec 1, 2008 when we went for a walking near the Indian Ocean just after sun set. It was the most beautiful celestial combination that we ever witnessed. To us it appeared ato be a good sign of blessings for the coming time. We did not have camera handy at that time and after 1 hour when we returned from the restaurant, it was all behind the clouds. However, we retained a photograph of the celestial event that appeared in the the local newspaper the following day.

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