Venus, Jupiter and the Flagpole On August 18, 2014August 24, 2014 By mvschulzeIn Art, Photo, Pondering, Science Today, August 18th, 2014 – 5:50 AM EDT, New Jersey Venus: 232 million km (144 million miles); Jupiter: 939 million km (584 million miles); Flagpole: 0.007 km; 0.0043 miles; 23 feet! Share this:TwitterEmailFacebookPrintLike this:Like Loading...
9 thoughts on “Venus, Jupiter and the Flagpole”
Nice effect with the flagpole. Great shot!
Thanks. I like viewing things with perspective. Envisioning what we are really seeing: these two planets, for instance, spatially out there, in 3-D so to speak. IN this image, Jupiter is so much further than Venus, and of course both are so far from us (the flagpole!) You can “see” this depth if you realize, and adapt this perception. M
I considered getting up for it, but I went to bed at 3am, and slept until 6:30, and it was light by then.
. . . but, now I’ve seen it anyway. Thanks.
Yeah, for me it was up at 5:00 AM, fumbling, half asleep with camera, tripod, binoculars…dealing with a dead battery, all before the twilight took over. But the clear skies made it rewarding! Thanks for the comment. M
Thanks so much for capturing this! I think it is the closest they will be for a long time. Excellent shot, worth the early morning and fumbling!
Thanks Maggie. Back on July 4th, while watching fireworks, there was a remarkable conjunction of Mars and the moon, and during the evening you could see the relative position of the two change. Back in my younger days, I watched while the moon “occulted” (passed in front of) Saturn (through a telescope.) It was surreal! What wonders we have above us! M 🙂
Thanks again, M, for sharing some of them with us!