And now, having passed in the night (literally), Jupiter and Venus move apart again until next time. (Which is next year.)
Wednesday, July 1st
It was mostly cloudy. Good for moody, spooky pictures of the moon rising, not so good for watching planets.
Thursday, July 2nd
Back to “clear and a million” in Southern California.
Dusk is a magical hour for photography. Jupiter’s heading quickly toward the sun from our perspective while Venus is following more slowly. Relative to Venus, Jupiter was at about 11:00 a week ago, now below 3:00.
Still no good, detailed, focused close-up pictures, but even when it’s a bit fuzzy you can still see some of Jupiter’s moons.
Friday, July 3rd
Everything’s silhouetted against the twilight.
The planets peek out from behind the infamous palm tree.
And again, Galilean moons start to pop out as the lights fade.