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Look up tonight! Venus Jupiter Moon trine in south-western sky

Venus - Moon - Jupiter, shot by Arieh Schkolnick

Venus - Moon - Jupiter, shot by Arieh Schkolnik

Look into the sky. The view is spectacular.  This shot was taken by Arieh Schkolnik, Kibbutz Nir-Itzhak. Arieh, our source of what’s going on in the astronomical skyscape, was kind enough to inform us of the beauty of last night’s sky.

The following info was taken from the NASA site

Dec. 1st  is the best night of all. The now-15% crescent Moon moves in closer to form an isosceles triangle with Venus and Jupiter as opposing vertices. The three brightest objects in the night sky will be gathered so tightly together, you can hide them all behind your thumb held at arm’s length.

The celestial triangle will be visible from all parts of the world, even from light-polluted cities. People in New York and Hong Kong will see it just as clearly as astronomers watching from remote mountaintops. Only cloudy weather or a midnight sun (sorry Antarctica!) can spoil the show.

Don’t miss it. The next time we’ll be able to see this is in the year 2032.


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