Jewels In The Sunset, July 3rd

And now, having passed in the night (literally), Jupiter and Venus move apart again until next time. (Which is next year.)

Wednesday, July 1st

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It was mostly cloudy. Good for moody, spooky pictures of the moon rising, not so good for watching planets.

Thursday, July 2nd

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Back to “clear and a million” in Southern California.

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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.

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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

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Everything’s silhouetted against the twilight.

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The planets peek out from behind the infamous palm tree.

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And again, Galilean moons start to pop out as the lights fade.

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