Waxing Gibbous Moon and the Planetary Conjunction

Well it’s the planetary conjunction a day off anyway.  Yesterday it rained all day and part of the night so missed THE day for the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  It was off and on cloudy all day until the moon appeared somewhat cloaked in clouds after sunset so we though it was going to be a no go. We were wrong… again!

I had dinner in the oven when DH went outside and said he could see them.  And away we went.  Had to scurry outside, set up everything, go back inside to take out part of the dinner that was almost done and then once again back out to capture these images.  And dinner wasn’t burned even though I had exploded the spaghetti squash in the microwave initially due to not watching the timer.


It’s amazing how long the moon lingers high in the sky but Jupiter and Saturn race to drop below the horizon.  Planetary orbits are just so fascinating.  How’s your viewing of the planets coming along?

Teri  📷🌙🪐


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Waxing Gibbous Moon

I had to do some serious cropping in order to get this image to where you could see Jupiter with its moons well.  Saturn has it’s oval(ish) shape going on but I wish I could’ve captured the rings.  There may still be time to try – fingers crossed!

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Jupiter, Moons of Jupiter and Saturn



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10 Responses to Waxing Gibbous Moon and the Planetary Conjunction

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Everyone likes a day off. Great shots.

  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    Beautiful photos, Teri!

    I could see the moon through a thin veil of clouds last night, but too many clouds in all the wrong places for the conjunction.

  3. Deb says:

    Beautiful photos of Jupiter’s moon’s and 🪐. I missed it due to overcast skies, but this is better than I might have managed with naked eyes anyway.
    Astronomical events seen to have exploded recently, right from the Neowise comet to the blue moon, geminid meteorite showers to this! Too bad about the spaghetti squash though 🙂

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