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March 27, 2012

conjunction junction, what’s my function?
posted by soe 1:09 am

In case you haven’t found yourself outside in the early night hours recently, you’ve been missing this:

Three at Night

Night Sky over Dupont

The moon, of course, you probably recognize without introduction. (Although you might not know that it’s called Earthshine when you can see the whole disk of the moon showing behind the crescent. It’s caused by sunlight reflecting off earth, and conditions are only right for it to happen once a month.)

The bright light “next to” the moon is Venus. And below them both is Jupiter. They were in conjunction tonight, which means that, from our perspective, they seem to line up.

And their function, I’d say, is just to look cool.

Objective achieved.

Category: dc life. There is/are 1 Comment.

Very cool! Thanks for posting – I needed to see something awesome this morning.

Comment by jenn 03.27.12 @ 9:00 am