Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in the bright evening twilight tonight (with photo)

June 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
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(Posted 3 June 2013) I thought I would try and get a photo of Jupiter before it disappears into the glare of the Sun and then conjunction on 20 June 2013.

Mercury, Venus and Jupiter captured in the evening twilight on 3 June 2013. (c) Paul Floyd 2013

Mercury, Venus and Jupiter captured in the evening twilight on 3 June 2013. (c) Paul Floyd 2013

The above photo won’t win any awards as the sky is too light. However, given how close Jupiter is to conjunction, I am happy that I got a photograph of it (plus Venus and Mercury) at all. For the record, Jupiter was invisible to the unaided eye but easily visible in my binoculars.

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This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.