Mars, Venus, and Moon Celestial Grouping

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Image of Mars-Venus-Moon celestial grouping on February 20, 2015, taken at around 6 pm from Quezon City, Philippines. Canon 450D, 50 mm lens, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 1/5 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more celestial grouping images, click here.

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Venus (October 20, 2013)

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Image of Venus taken on October 20, 2013 through eyepiece projection method with a 4-in f/9 refractor, a 5 mm eyepiece, a UV-IR filter, and a Philips SPC900NC/00 web camera. Venus is currently at its waning gibbous phase (55% illumination). Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of Venus, click here.

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Venus Now Visible as a ‘Morning Star’

Venus is now visible as a ‘morning star’, seen as a very bright naked-eye object in the eastern horizon 1 to 2 hours before sunrise from August until early November of 2012. This planet is so bright that even a mobile phone camera should be able to capture it.

This image was captured on August 19, 2012, in Zambales, Philippines, with a DSLR camera-on-a-tripod with a 50 mm lens, set to ‘Auto’ mode.

Related link: Venus Visible in the Western Horizon (December 2011)

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Venus April 8, 2012

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Venus imaged last April 8, 2012 using a Sky-Watcher 100 ED 4 in f/9 refractor on a Kenko NES mount, projection via 25 mm eyepiece and a Philips SPC900NC webcam. Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of Venus, click here.

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Jupiter and Venus Conjunction March 15, 2012

Thick clouds could not stop Jupiter and Venus from putting up an impressive conjunction earlier today. Image taken at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in Quezon City, Philippines. For more images of conjunctions, click here.

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Venus and Jupiter line up tonight, visible with the naked-eye

Jupiter (upper left) and Venus (lower right) will line up on March 15, 2012, an event astronomers call planetary conjunction. Photo credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of conjunctions, click here.

When two planets line up in the sky, astronomers call it planetary conjunction, one of which will occur on March 15, 2012 for planets Jupiter and Venus. You do not need any equipment to get a glimpse of this planetary alignment, just the naked eye. At around 6 pm tonight and in the succeeding days, Jupiter and Venus will be seen as two bright lights in the sky, prominently visible in the western horizon right after sunset.

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Jupiter, Moon, and Venus Planetary Grouping February 26, 2012

Jupiter (top)-Moon(center)-Venus (lower left) alignment February 26, 2012, facing west at sunset, Tagaytay, Philippines. Image taken with a Canon PowerShot S3IS.

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Venus February 3, 2012

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Image of Venus taken on February 3, 2012 at the Manila Observatory, using a 4-in f/9 refractor and a Logitech 4000 web camera at prime focus. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of Venus, click here.

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Venus Now Visible in the Western Horizon

Venus visible in the western horizon right after sunset, taken on December 14, 2011 at around 5:30 pm using an XPERIA 10 Mini Pro mobile phone camera. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more photos of Venus, click here.

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